• stems
  • The young shoots of the horsetail plant, as well as the pulp that grows within the stems, is actually edible for humans, as long as it is consumed in small quantities. (ehow.com)
  • As the plant matures, the stems become very stiff and abrasive. (ehow.com)
  • The stems die back during dormancy, giving the plant its broom-like appearance. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the stems are about the same length, this causes the plant to often appear domed or fan-shaped when flowering. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1975. The plant consists of slender and grey stems growing up to a height of 2.5 meters. (wikipedia.org)
  • Poultry
  • Many powerful lawmakers, mostly Democrats, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have put their weight behind the biomass plants, which burn trees, construction debris, poultry litter and agricultural mass to create alternative energy. (freerepublic.com)
  • poison
  • If any quantity of the plant is ingested, a poison control center or doctor should be contacted immediately. (thedeppeffect.com)
  • It may be grown as a houseplant or outdoors in mostly frost-free landscapes and is not toxic to dogs if it has not been treated with any chemicals (according to the National Animal Poison Information network). (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxicodendron radicans, commonly known as eastern poison ivy or poison ivy, is a poisonous Asian and Eastern North American flowering plant that is well-known for causing Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis, an itchy, irritating, and sometimes painful rash in most people who touch it. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has been reported that if you have an open wound and come into contact with the plant its poison could kill you. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plants in this genus may also be referred to as cowbane or poison parsnip. (wikipedia.org)
  • infusion
  • A few days after the Obama Administration proudly announced its latest multi million-dollar infusion for green energy plants, a news report reveals that the government-backed projects actually infest the air with a toxic brew of pollutants. (freerepublic.com)
  • The Zuni used an infusion of the blossoms as a diuretic and to "make one strong in the limbs and muscles", and an infusion of the whole plant was used topically for muscle aches. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Cahuilla used an infusion of the plant as a gargle or placed the plant in their mouths as a toothache remedy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gutierrezia
  • Gutierrezia sarothrae is commonly confused with rabbitbrush, but can be distinguished by the presence of ray flowers, which rabbitbrush plants do not have. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gutierrezia sarothrae, a native North American plant, is found throughout west-central Canada (the Prairie Provinces, the western and central United States (Great Plains and regions to the west), and northern Mexico as far south as Zacatecas and Baja California Sur. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gutierrezia microcephala, a native North American plant, is found throughout the southwestern United States (from California east as far as Texas and Colorado) and northern Mexico (from Baja California to Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Zacatecas). (wikipedia.org)
  • consume
  • However, a human would have to consume this plant for days on end, with little else in the way of food or water, to become sick. (ehow.com)
  • Like humans, they have to consume a lot of the plant to suffer ill effects, but they can consume much more in a single setting, and are more likely to be exposed to it repeatedly. (ehow.com)
  • Because excess salt is excreted via the kidneys, a bird with mild to moderate kidney dysfunction may consume toxic doses of salt readily. (backyardchickens.com)
  • edible
  • believed in those cultures to be a remedy, among other things, for colds, flu, infection, swelling and (topically, by poultice) for snake bite (although not all parts of the plant are edible) Parts of the plant have nutritional value. (wikipedia.org)
  • are often mistaken for edible plants such as kvanne (Angelica archangelica), wild celery (Apium graveolens), pignut (Conopodium majus), wild carrot (Daucus carota), wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), and water parsnip (Berula spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • moderate
  • After the young branchlets have built a callus, in approximately 2 months, the cutting has to be removed from the parent and planted in sand under moderate shade. (wikipedia.org)
  • saponins
  • The plant contains saponins which accumulate in the animal liver as sapogenin glucuronide crystals, resulting in liver damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • grows
  • This is because the plant grows a very small pappus, which makes wind-borne seed distribution very inefficient. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plant grows up to 10 m tall with an upright, sometimes branching trunk that grows to 30-60 cm in diameter. (wikipedia.org)
  • In its native range, Microcycas calocoma grows in small groups of 10-50 plants in montane forests at 85-250 m elevation. (wikipedia.org)
  • diuretic
  • The Zuni steeped the flower heads in boiling water and used the tea as a diuretic, tonic, and sweat-inducer, and also used the plant as an indicator of water. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plant is also diuretic and was used by the Menominee and Potawatomi peoples. (wikipedia.org)
  • common
  • It's common knowledge that some plants can cause serious illness or even death if consumed incorrectly - and some if consumed at all. (ehow.com)
  • The Texas State Department of Health and the National Safety Council provides a list of the state's most common toxic plants. (chron.com)
  • In "The Happening," common plants release a neurotoxin that threatens the survival of the human race. (redorbit.com)
  • The plant is extremely common in suburban and exurban areas of New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeastern United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rudbeckia hirta is one of a number of plants with the common name black-eyed Susan. (wikipedia.org)
  • perennial
  • They are perennial herbaceous plants which grow up to 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) tall, having distinctive small green or white flowers arranged in an umbrella shape (umbel). (wikipedia.org)
  • are perennial plants that are all similar in morphology, growing up to a maximum of 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) in height. (wikipedia.org)
  • gastrointestinal
  • Medical treatment of poisoning may include the use of activated charcoal to decrease gastrointestinal absorption of the toxic principle along with supportive care including anticonvulsant drugs such as a benzodiazepine. (wikipedia.org)
  • harmful
  • This movie premise may be far-fetched, but scientists say summer is a good time to familiarize yourself with toxic plants that can be harmful to your health. (redorbit.com)
  • From personal experience, I have had at one time or another over 40 cats, and I have yet to lose one from ingesting harmful plants. (garden.org)
  • However
  • However, concerns about health hazards have created alarms in communities where the plants operate. (freerepublic.com)
  • In many of these groups of plants, however, the sex ratio is very unbalanced, resulting in a low output of seedlings. (wikipedia.org)
  • large
  • The plant makes up a large part of the diet of the collared peccary (javelina) in some areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Butterflies are attracted to Rudbeckia hirta when planted in large color-masses, creating a beautiful spectacle. (wikipedia.org)
  • parts
  • It is the zinc per se that triggers more production of a protein that then acts to retain this heavy metal in the root of plants, avoiding its toxic effects on leaves, flowers, and other aerial parts of the plant. (phys.org)
  • All parts of the plant have a distinguishing strong odour that is often likened to peanuts, cashews, or rotting cashews. (wikipedia.org)
  • Horses
  • A decoction of the plant was used by the Lakota to treat colds, coughs, and dizziness, while a concentrate made from the flowers was used by the Dakota as a laxative for horses. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Hopi and Tewa both used the plant as a carminative, as prayer stick decorations, and for roasting sweet corn, and the Navajo applied a poultice of the plant to the back and legs of horses for unknown reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • arid
  • entitled "In situ studies of crassulacean acid metabolism in Kalanchoe beharensis Drake Del Castillo, a plant of the semi-arid southern region of Madagascar. (wikipedia.org)
  • highly
  • Lilies -the Peace and Calla lilies may cause minor drooling, but the Tiger, Day, Asiatic, Easter and Japanese Show lilies are highly toxic to cats. (plantiqueinc.com)
  • leaves
  • This plant can do this because of its ability to maintain the correct water balance in its leaves, even in periods of drought. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with the leaves, the stem tissue is photosynthetic, giving the plant a high photosynthetic capacity. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stem of the plant is branching, erect, smooth and hollow (except for partitions at the junction of the leaves and stem), sometimes being purple-striped, or mottled (typically only C. maculata has the purple stripes or spots). (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Here's a list of the most toxic compounds found in plants . (everything2.com)
  • Tubocurarine chloride ( curare ) another alkaloid found in the Chondrodendron tomentsosum plant, LD 50 of 33,200, oral. (everything2.com)
  • A growing concern for birds that is not related to toxic foods or agents found in foods is the practice of feeding table scraps. (backyardchickens.com)
  • By undergoing genetic and cell biology studies in the plant model Arabidopsis thaliana , the researchers found that the ZIF2 gene produces a protein that transports zinc ions into a 'compartment' (the vacuole) of root cells, thus preventing its dispersion to other plant organs. (phys.org)
  • occurs
  • Why this genetic mechanism occurs we don't know, but we hypothesize that it allows plants to save energy, by only producing more levels of the protein when it is really required. (phys.org)
  • Solasodine is a poisonous alkaloid chemical compound that occurs in plants of the Solanaceae family. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissue
  • This system involves deterring herbivores before a high stress level ensues which causes cracking in the tissue of the plant. (wikipedia.org)
  • areas
  • are safe to plant and eat from in such areas? (ibiblio.org)
  • The Navajo rubbed the ashes of G. sarothrae on their bodies to treat headaches and dizziness, and also applied the chewed plant to wounds, snakebites, and areas swollen by insect bites and stings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Outside Europe and the United States the plant has been spread to many other areas beyond its native range. (wikipedia.org)
  • fruit
  • Some claim that other than the fruit, the plant is poisonous. (wikipedia.org)
  • A traditional food plant in Africa, this little-known fruit has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable landcare. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plants may not bear fruit as individual plants are either male or female. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plants produce a cylindrical fruit which is 4 millimeters (0.16 in) to 6 millimeters (0.24 in) in length. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Known as biomass power plants, the facilities are promoted as innovative and environmentally-friendly generators of electricity that are popping up nationwide thanks to Uncle Sam s generous contributions. (freerepublic.com)