Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: P237-L1a

Description: Poisonous Plants, Locoweed

Date of origin: 1956

Type: Print

Size: 5 x 7 1/8



United States Department of Agriculture Office of Information (Oxytropis lambertii) (close-up) This is one of five species of locoweed found in the western range states. Animals become nervous, jerky in their movements, and generally wild after feeding on the plants, hence the name loco. (In Spanish loco means crazy) Locoweeds are perennials and belong to the pea family. June 1956 N16046 Credit USDA Photo [this is stamped twice, the second stamp is cut off on the left side]
No responsibility of any nature is assumed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the use of this photograph for any advertising purposes also this official photograph is furnished with the understanding that it will not be used in any way that will imply recommendation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of any commercial product. [stamped]


Miscellaneous Info.:

photo is of a single locoweed stalk.

Other Info.:

Related to: L16-L1a (Letter from USDA), L17-L1a (Letter from USDA),

Subject: Locoweed Plant,