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Related to Gutierrezia: Gutierrezia microcephala, Gutierrezia sarothrae
a North American plant genus of the family Asteraceae.
Gutierrezia microcephala, Gutierrezia sarothrae
contains a toxic saponin which causes an acute illness with sudden death and lesions of gastroenteritis, hepatitis and nephritis. Chronic poisoning causes a syndrome of abortion, stillbirth and retained placenta. Converter plants for selenium. Called also Xanthocephalum lucidum, X. sarothrae, perennial broomweed, slinkweed, snakeweed, turpentine weed.