Blueweed is toxic to horses and cattle.
About This Species
Blueweed is a noxious weed throughout BC. It is toxic to horses and cattle and thereby reduces forage quality in rangelands and pastures, resulting in economic losses.
How to Identify
Blueweed grows 30-80 cm tall, has an upright, unbranched form with blue, funnel-shaped flowers on the top part of the plant. Leaves are present on the lower half of the plant. Leaves and stems are very hairy.
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Learn about best practices
A few non-invasive alternatives to plant instead of Blueweed include:
- Large-leaved lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus)
- Blue hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
- Woodland sage (Salvia nemorosa)
- Penstemon (Penstemon hybrids)
- Larkspur (Delphinium glaucum)
- Showy daisy (Erigeron speciosus)