University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment

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Weed of the Month: Chicory

Weed of the Month: Chicory

Chicory is not as common as many weeds in horse pastures but occurs in more abundance in unmowed pastures.

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Weed of the Month: Musk Thistle

Weed of the Month: Musk Thistle

Musk thistle is distributed across the United States and is listed as noxious in many states.

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Weed of the Month: Sandburs

Weed of the Month: Sandburs

Though not toxic, burs found on the plants can cause mechanical damage if horses consume them.

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Weed of the Month: Johnsongrass

Johnsongrass is a coarse-textured perennial grass that grows well in pastures, gardens, fields, and roadsides.

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Poll Recap: Trees Toxic to Horses

Weed of the Month: Red Maple

Red maple is a valued landscaping tree in the eastern United States and Canada but is also toxic to horses.

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