From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
Infrequent throughout the state. Sometimes frequent to common in woods pastures. Ordinarily the plant is not grazed but when it is eaten in sufficient quantity, it proves fatal. Sheep are frequently killed by it. It is found in open woods, pastures, fallow and cultivated fields and along roadsides and railroads. The berries are poisonous and there are records where death of children resulted from the eating of the fruit.
Indiana Coefficient of Conservatism: C = 0
Wetland Indicator Status: FACU
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