Lupinus sp. ; quinolizidine alkaloids
Texas bluebonnet, Big Bend bluebonnet, Chisos bluebonnet, silvery lupine, Bajada lupine, Nebraska lupine, sandyland bluebonnet, buffalo clover
Toxicity to pets
The Bluebonnet plant can be found in Texas and is part of the pea family. It tends to grow in sandy fields or roadsides. There are more than one kind of lupine plant, which is where Bluebonnets’ scientific name is derived from (lupinus). All parts of the plants, in particular the pods and seeds, are very toxic. Signs of bluebonnet poisoning affect the nervous system and are similar to those of nicotine use. This plant is most dangerous to grazing animals like sheep, cattle, and horses.
Common signs to watch for:
- Birth Defects
The content of this page is not veterinary advice. A number of factors (amount of substance ingested, size of the animal, allergies, etc.) determine what is toxic to a particular pet. If you think your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, call Pet Poison Helpline or seek immediate veterinary treatment.