Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Scientific name)

General poisoning notes:

Stinking rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus nauseosus) is a native shrub found on rangeland in western Canada. This plant has been reported to be toxic to livestock, and some feeding experiments have supported this conclusion. However, the plant is so unpalatable that quantities sufficient to cause toxicity are not likely to be ingested (Sampson and Malmsten 1935, Kingsbury 1964, Fuller and McClintock 1986).

References:

  • Fuller, T. C., McClintock, E. 1986. Poisonous plants of California. Univ. California Press, Berkeley, Calif., USA. 432 pp.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA. 626 pp.
  • Sampson, A. W., Malmsten, H. E. 1935. Stock-poisoning plants of California. Univ. Calif. Div. Agric. Sci. Bull., 593. 90 pp.

Nomenclature:

Scientific Name:
Chrysothamnus nauseosus (Pall.) Britt.
Vernacular name(s):
stinking rabbitbrush
Scientific family name:
Compositae
Vernacular family name:
composite

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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
  • Saskatchewan

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.

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Notes on Poisonous plant parts:

This plant is considered unpalatable for livestock under most circumstances (Fuller and McClintock 1986).

Toxic parts:

  • Leaves

References:

  • Fuller, T. C., McClintock, E. 1986. Poisonous plants of California. Univ. California Press, Berkeley, Calif., USA. 432 pp.
  • Sampson, A. W., Malmsten, H. E. 1935. Stock-poisoning plants of California. Univ. Calif. Div. Agric. Sci. Bull., 593. 90 pp.

Toxic plant chemicals:

Unknown chemical

References:

  • Fuller, T. C., McClintock, E. 1986. Poisonous plants of California. Univ. California Press, Berkeley, Calif., USA. 432 pp.
  • Sampson, A. W., Malmsten, H. E. 1935. Stock-poisoning plants of California. Univ. Calif. Div. Agric. Sci. Bull., 593. 90 pp.

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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