Happy Wanderer Vine Lilac - Knowledgebase Question

Merced, Ca
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Question by lkostecky
March 15, 2009
If eaten, is the Happy Vanderer Vine Lilac harmful to livestock (sheep and horses)?

Neighbor wants to put up along a shared fence line and we have sheep and a horse.

Answer from NGA
March 15, 2009
Hardenbergia violacea, or Happy Wanderer Lilac Vine, is native to Australia and sources there indicate the seeds may be poisonous to livestock. Before planting, I'd check with a local Vet or the ASPCA to see what test results might be here in the U.S. Since there is a possibility of toxicity, perhaps you and your neighbor can find another plant to grow along the fence line. Again, your Vet is your best source of information.

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