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Dogs and Cows wrote:We call that grease grass here in my neck of the woods...I think it is also known as Purple Top...not positive on that though. I have a decent amount and the cows graze it readily. If I am wrong...someone will correct me.
Thanks Tim! A quick Google of "Grease Grass" (Purple Top) ... that sho' enough looks exactly like it. Just bought some land and that's all that one it. Sure hope the cows like it!!
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All parts of the plant are considered toxic to dogs, cats, horses and cattle due to alkaloids. Not really a lily but a member of the amaryllis family.
There is a red flowering plant similar to this, but is a completely different critter.
In Japan, it's seen around graves, along rice patties to kill rats and all over cemeteries. Known as the Dead Man's plant or the be nice plant. I've seen it in the US in more than one state. lycoris radiata
Toxic as well.
It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.