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Is Scotch broom dangerous?

When taken by mouth: Scotch broom is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. It can cause heart and circulation problems. It might also cause side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. Poisoning can occur with doses greater than 30 grams of Scotch broom.

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Herein, is Scotch broom poisonous to dogs?

Toxicity to pets This plant contains small amounts of a toxin called quinolizidine alkaloids. This is found in all parts of the plant. Ingestion results in vomiting, abdominal discomfort, weakness, incoordination and possible increased heart rate.

Furthermore, is Scotch broom poisonous to goats? Goats happily eat some of our most problematic weeds including Himalayan blackberry, morning glory/bindweed, English ivy, knotweed, thistle and Scotch broom. Three days and 250 goats can address about 1–2 acres of an infestation in western Washington. Limitations. Goats will not eat the thick, woody blackberry canes.

Keeping this in view, why is Scotch broom bad?

Scotch broom does cause problems. It displaces native plants; destroys rangeland and grasslands; dense stands impede the movement of wildlife; the seeds are poisonous to humans, horses and livestock, and it's considered a fire hazard, according to a King County noxious weed alert.

Is it Scotch broom or Scotch broom?

Cytisus scoparius, the common broom or Scotch broom, syn. Sarothamnus scoparius, is a perennial leguminous shrub native to western and central Europe.

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