Family:
Polygonaceae
Toxins:
fagopyricin
Flower Color:
  • flower color
Type:
herb
Found:
fields, wasteareas, ornamental, gardens

Time of Greatest Risk

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Geographical Distribution

Buckwheat distribution - United States

Related Species

Buckwheat

Fagopyrum esculentum

Common Buckwheat
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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant known for its grain-like seeds. Buckwheat was one of the earliest crops introduced by Europeans to North America.
Buckwheat details horses
Buckwheat is raised for grain where a short season is available, either because it is used as a second crop in the season, or because the climate is limiting.

Toxic components
Buckwheat can cause photosensitivity in horses, resulting from exposure to a chemical known as fagopyrin, which is found in buckwheat. Buckwheat leaves contain the highest amounts.