|Toxic. Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Toxic to humans, horses and cattle.
|Hand pulling/digging and herbicide. Contact your county weed district or local commercial applicator for additional information.
|Lawns, ornamental areas, rangeland, pastures and along roadsides.
|Taproot with some lateral roots; root bleeds red when outer covering is stripped.
|Perennial; two years or longer.
|Priority 2A Weed
|Common in isolated areas of Montana.
|Similar Looking Plants
|Shining penstemon and silky phacelia.
|Wear gloves when pulling, as the plant’s hairs react with skin similar to handling fiberglass. It thrives in sunny spots and does not tolerate shade.