Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in region

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Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in region

Cattle graze in the Shiprock, N.M., desert on May 15. At least 17 cows have died this month, presumably from eating toxic plants on the range.
Scorpion weed of purple flowers, whose scientific name is phacelia crenulata var. corrugata, is seen blooming on the range on the west side of the Shiprock, N.M., pinnacle. Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows.
Navajo botanist and geologist Arnold Clifford takes photos of a blue flower plant that is highly toxic to cattle in the Shiprock, N.M. desert.

Toxic plants suspected of killing cows in region

Cattle graze in the Shiprock, N.M., desert on May 15. At least 17 cows have died this month, presumably from eating toxic plants on the range.
Scorpion weed of purple flowers, whose scientific name is phacelia crenulata var. corrugata, is seen blooming on the range on the west side of the Shiprock, N.M., pinnacle. Ranchers in northwestern New Mexico suspect toxic plants, used in Navajo and Hopi religious ceremonies, are responsible for the recent deaths of more than a dozen cows.
Navajo botanist and geologist Arnold Clifford takes photos of a blue flower plant that is highly toxic to cattle in the Shiprock, N.M. desert.
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