Author(s): Sharman JR
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Abstract Abstract Extract Reed sweet-grass, Poa aquatica (Glyceria maxima, Glyceria acquatica), a member of the Gramineae family, is an introduced plant found in wet places in various localities in both the North and South Islands, but mainly in Otago and Southland (Allan, 1940 ). Garner ( 1961 , p. 318) quotes Quisumbine (1947) as listing 25 species belonging to the family Gramineae, including Poa aquatica, which contain hydrocyanic acid. Connor (1951) , however, does not list Poa aquatica as one of the poisonous plants of New Zealand, and no previous references to poisoning by this plant have been found.
This article was published in N Z Vet J
and referenced in Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology