GUIDE TO POISONOUS PLANTS
Snow on the Mountain
Sandy soils of fields, roadsides and waste areas
The specific toxin has not been defined, but is probably a diterpene ester(s) in the milky sap. These irritants cause mouth irritation, salivation and diarrhea.
Erect, annual, 2-3 feet in height, branched, and containing a milky sap. Leaves alternate, and broadly eliptic. Leaves and bracts below flowers have wide, white margins. Flower appendages are white.
Salivation and diarrhea
The toxicity is self limiting once the animal is denied further access to the plant and fed a nutritious ration.
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