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What is locoweed?

The dreaded locoweed is a poisonous plant of the western United States.  Locoweed gets its name from the Spanish word for “crazy” because cattle, horses and sheep that eat this dangerous plant act in a strange, drunken manner and often die.  Locoweed is named for the color of its flowers, which resemble those of peas …

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