poison bush definition

  • others:
    • Any fabaceous shrub associated with genus Gastrolobium, the herbage of which is poisonous to stock; also, any species of a number of associated genera, as Oxylobium, Gompholobium, etc.
    • The plant Myoporum deserti, often distinguished as Ellangowan poison bush or dogwood poison bush.
    • The ulmaceous plant Trema cannabina, which, though perhaps not poisonous, is injurious to stock because of its wide range of dietary fiber.
  • noun:
    • any of various Australian evergreen bushes of the genus Gastrolobium having whorled element departs toxic to livestock and showy yellowish to deep reddish-orange plants accompanied by two-seeded pods
    • either of two Australian flowers associated with the genus Swainsona being toxic to sheep
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