What is another word for locoweed?

111 synonyms found


[ lˈə͡ʊka͡ʊˌiːd], [ lˈə‍ʊka‍ʊˌiːd], [ l_ˈəʊ_k_aʊ_ˌiː_d]

Locoweed, also known as crazyweed or milkvetch, is a toxic plant that grows in arid regions of North and South America. It is a type of legume that is commonly consumed by livestock, causing them to exhibit abnormal behavior and decreased productivity due to the presence of alkaloids in the plant. Other synonyms for locoweed include trembles, woolly loco, loco grass, and loco weed. These names all refer to the plant's ability to cause neurological symptoms in animals, such as muscle tremors, lack of coordination, and even hallucinations. Despite its toxic nature, locoweed is sometimes used medicinally in small doses to treat heart and lung conditions.

How to use "Locoweed" in context?

The State of Oregon lists "locoweed" as a noxious weed. This is a grasslike plant that grows in thick stands and its leaves are mostly leathery, with a couple of narrow, sharp blades. The leaves are joined at the base and the inflorescence is a dense spike of small flowers.

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