The toxicity of Crotalaria spectabilis seed for quail

Journal of Wildlife Management
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Crotalaria as a cover crop is gaining attention in our country's conservation program. This genus of the legume or pulse family consists of more than 100 species. Of this number at least six are known to be very toxic to cattle, sheep, and horses. The seeds of Crotalaria spectabilis are poisonous to bob-whites. Under ordinary conditions, however, they are not eaten by the birds when there is a choice of feeding stuffs.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The toxicity of Crotalaria spectabilis seed for quail
Series title Journal of Wildlife Management
Volume 5
Issue 3
Year Published 1941
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 309-313
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Wildlife Management
First page 309
Last page 313