Bookmark. Bluebonnets are not poisonous, HOWEVER, their seeds are. Crooked calf disease (L. caudatus, L.latifolius, L. laxiflorus, L. sericeus, L. In fields and … I'd love to take them to a field up the road from my house and take some pictures of them in the bluebonnets, but being male labs I know they'll try to eat at least a bloom or two. Generally, species from the Lupinus family are toxic to both human beings and animals. (L. argentues, L. leucophyllus, L. leucopsis, L. sericeus) 2. Quote. Bluebonnets exist solely for their beauty and cannot be ingested. Believe it or not, the bluebonnet is actually toxic if ingested. Lupin poisoning is a disease most often seen in sheep eating the seeds and pods of certain lupine species. There are many landscaping plants and flowers that are poisonous plants for goats. Also known as: poison hemlock, spotted hemlock ID: A multistemmed perennial weed with toothed, fernlike leaves and clusters of small white flowers. Foxglove. Unlike relatives, however, these seeds and pods are poisonous and should not be ingested by humans or animals. Contact with some flowers can cause severe illness and even death. kittriana Magnolia, TX(Zone 9a) Feb 02, 2013. Many toxic flowers look stunning with their bright, bold colors that are able to attract children and especially toddlers prone to placing most anything into their mouths. That’s why it’s crucial parents know which flowers are poisonous, as well as stress the importance of not handling vegetation. I have a 1 year old chocolate lab and a 6 month old yellow. Lol Post #9404175. If you are asking because your child or dog ate one, then call poison control if there is an issue. I have found that if there is plenty to eat they won't graze on things that could be harmful. 3. So before I take them I would like to know if they are poisonous or not? But why would you want to eat bluebonnets? Pods mature two weeks after the end of the blooming period. sulphureus.) To save bluebonnet seeds, harvest pods before they burst, remove seeds and allow them to dry thoroughly before storing. The stems have purple spots, which are most evident near the base of the plant. I don't know this for sure but I do know they stay away from it. Not all lupine species are poisonous. If I were you I'd be more worried about them eating the things that you plant. Leaves and seeds from the entire Lupinus plant family are poisonous, although actual toxicity is determined by a number of different biological and environmental factors (see ‘Benefit’).Even animals steer clear of bluebonnets when they get the munchies. The bluebonnet growth cycle is complete once seeds mature and foliage dies away. Lupines are associated with several different poisoning syndromes: 1. Poisonous Nature of Bluebonnets. I have always been told that Bluebonnets are poisonous to cattle. Range: Grows wild along roadsides and other open uncultivated areas throughout North America. The seeds contain a high level of alkaloids, which is said to cause ”crooked calf disease” when eaten by a pregnant cow. End. I live in central Texas and it's bluebonnet season. Some of those are boxwood, cotoneaster, all types of laurels, oleander, many types of lupines (bluebonnets), larkspur, delphinium, daffodils & narcissus.