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Synonyms for locoweed

any of several leguminous plants of western North America causing locoism in livestock

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The lesions of locoweed (Astragalus mollissimus), swainsonine, and castanospermine in rats.
They're often called the three "L's": bright blue lupine, the darker blue larkspur, and clumps of white showy locoweed.
But it was rediscovered in 1994 feeding on locoweed and deerweed at the Department of Defense Fuel Support Point in San Pedro.
Pickering is looking at a hardy plant of the North American Plains known as locoweed for its effect on cattle who eat too much of it.
It's a place where 500-pound rocks travel across mud floors leaving a telltale trail, where Native Americans left thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs chronicling hundreds of generations, and where some animals and plants have made incredible adaptations to an extreme and harsh climate, including a tortoise that can survive a year without taking a drink and the Gambrel's quail that in very dry years knows to eat locoweed as a form of birth control.
Some of the plants are quite rare, including: encrusted saxifrage, an herbaceous plant with small cream-colored flowers; warty-fruited fairy bells; and sticky locoweed, a legume with purple flowers.
When Everitt and the late Jim Richerson, an entomologist with Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, were investigating locoweed infestations on cattle rangelands, the video system's infrared imagery played a major role.
Still, some easy-to-see flowers include skyrocket gilia, alpine lupines (notice their fuzziness), lewisias, penstemons, draba, silene, locoweed, pussypaws, phlox (P.
It has been used as an instrument drug to study glucoprotein N-link oligosaccharide since its initial extraction from the fruit of Australian Swainsona canescens and North America locoweed (including Astragalus and Oxytropis spp.