Title

Ingestion of toxic plants by herbivores

Document Type

Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Utah State Extension

Publisher

Behavioral Education for Human, ANimal, Vegetation & Ecosystem Management

Publication Date

6-2013

Last Page

2pp.

Abstract

Toxins are everywhere in nature. They occur in virtually all grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees throughout the world (see Table 1). Even the vegetables we grow in our gardens contain low concentrations of toxins. Tomatoes and potatoes contain alkaloids, corn contains glucosinolates. Eating plants means dealing with toxins.