Burke's lupine (Common name)

General poisoning notes:

Burkes''s lupine (Lupinus burkei) is a native herb found in southern British Columbia. Chemical analysis of aboveground plant material has shown that this species can occasionally contain enough of the chemical anagyrine to cause teratogenic effects in calves if the plant is ingested maternally between day 40 and day 70 of gestation. The literature does not include cases of poisoning or teratogenic problems caused by this plant. See additional notes under silky lupine Lupinus sericeus).

References:

  • Davis, A. M., Stout, D. M. 1986. Anagyrine in western American lupines. J. Range Manage., 39: 29-30.

Nomenclature:

Scientific Name:
Lupinus burkei S. Wats.
Vernacular name(s):
Burke's lupine
Scientific family name:
Leguminosae
Vernacular family name:
pea

Go to ITIS*ca for more taxonomic information on: Lupinus burkei

References:

  • Agriculture Quebec. 1975. Noms des maladies des plantes du Canada/Names of plant diseases in Canada. , Quebec City, Que., Canada. 288 pp.
  • Alex, J. F., Cayouette, R., Mulligan, G. A. 1980. Common and botanical names of weeds in Canada/Noms populaire et scientifiques des plantes nuisibles du Canada. Revised. Agric. Can. Publ., Ottawa, Ont., Canada. 132 pp.
  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, N.Y., USA. 1290 pp.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978, 1979. The flora of Canada. Nat. Mus. Nat. Sci. (Ottawa) Publ. Bot. 7(1)-7(4). 1711 pp.
  • Van Wijk, H. L. 1911. A dictionary of plant names. Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, The Netherlands. 1444 pp.
  • Victorin, M. 1964. Flore Laurentienne. 2nd ed. Univ. Montreal, Montreal, Que., Canada. 952 pp.

Geographic Information

  • Alberta
  • British Columbia

References:

  • Bailey, L. H., Bailey, E. Z. 1976. Hortus third. Revised. MacMillan, New York, N.Y., USA. 1290 pp.
  • Boivin, B. 1966, 1967. Énumération des plantes du Canada. Provencheria 6. Nat. Can. (Que.) 93: 253-274; 371-437; 583-646; 989-1063. 94: 131-157; 471-528; 625-655.

Image or illustration

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Toxic parts:

  • Leaves
  • Stems

References:

  • Davis, A. M., Stout, D. M. 1986. Anagyrine in western American lupines. J. Range Manage., 39: 29-30.

Notes on Toxic plant chemicals:

Burke''s lupine contains anagyrine, which has been measured in amounts exceeding the minimum (1.44 g/kg) required to cause teratogenic effects in calves (Davis and Stout 1986). See additional notes under silky lupine Lupinus sericeus).

Toxic plant chemicals:

  • Anagyrine

References:

  • Davis, A. M., Stout, D. M. 1986. Anagyrine in western American lupines. J. Range Manage., 39: 29-30.

Animals/Human Poisoning:

Note: When an animal is listed without additional information, the literature (as of 1993) contained no detailed explanation.

Cattle

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