Plant ID forum: What kind of leaf is this?

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ticklesmepink
Oct 22, 2016 6:55 PM CST
My mother had a goat die from Eati,g this leaf. We need it identified please. Thanks so much.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Oct 22, 2016 7:48 PM CST
The leaves could be Cherry Laurel which is toxic - especially when wilted. But the little flowers (?) don't look right, and I have never seen Cherry Laurel change colors like that.
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Silversurfer
Oct 23, 2016 12:29 PM CST
The long stem of seeds may belong to Clethra sp.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

The leaves certainly colour up well in the autumn/fall.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Have a look at this list...

http://poisonousplants.ansci.c...

Clethra arborea is on this list as toxic. But no idea of other sp.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 23, 2016 1:15 PM CST
Welcome! ticklesmepink. Sorry about your mother's goat. It would help the ID if you could tell us where the plant is located, even if just the country, and also show a picture of the whole plant. One that crosses my mind is Pieris, which is toxic to goats and has red leaves with similar inflorescences but I'm not sure the individual shape is right. Silversurfer's suggestion is close but the Clethra that grow where I am have more toothed leaves than the ID plant although that doesn't speak for all species:



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Name: greene
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greene
Oct 23, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Yep, sorry about the goat.
After this sad experience it might be a good idea to photograph and identify all the plants within the goat's reach to avoid this happening to another goat in the future.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Oct 23, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Another plant that resembles the ID plant is Oxydendrum arboreum but so far I'm finding no indication that it is poisonous to goats. One web page did suggest there are toxic plants that look like it without saying what, if that gives anyone any ideas:



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