Image Number: 5269021

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Plant(s)
Description:
Crown vetch is a member of the Pea or Fabaceae family. This low growing vine is commonly used throughout the United States for erosion control, roadside planting and soil rehabilitation. Crown vetch is toxic to horses because of the presence of nitroglycosides. If consumed in large amounts, it can cause slow growth, paralysis, or death.
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Field

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United States

Subject

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Genus: Securigera
Subject: Securigera varia (L.) Lassen
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Image uploaded:
Monday, August 6, 2007
Image last updated:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008