Small-headed sneezeweed growing near Sonora. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. Barron Rector)
Small-headed sneezeweed growing near Sonora.

Livestock producers should be aware of small-headed sneezeweed

Plant currently flowering across different parts of Texas is poisonous and should be of concern to ranchers.

Small-headed sneezeweed, which is in the sunflower family, is a native, warm-season annual that grows across Texas — except for in the East Texas Piney Woods — and extends into northern Mexico, Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension range specialist Dr. Barron Rector said.

“Be aware that small-headed sneezeweed is very poisonous in the flowering stage to mainly sheep, but cattle, goats, mules and horses are also susceptible,” Rector said.

Dr.

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