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Dog's Mercury (Dogs Mercury, Annual Dog's Mercury)

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  • Common Name: Dog's Mercury (Dogs Mercury, Annual Dog's Mercury)
  • Latin Name: Mercurialis perennis; Mercurialis annua
  • Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
As a member of the spurge family Dog's Mercury contains the violate oil mercurialine which could cause inflammation of the gastric tract, irritation to the kidneys, bloody diarrhoea, anaemia and death in ruminants.
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