(Birdsville indigo, nine-leaved indigo)
A native perennial legume that is resistant to drought and palatable to grazing livestock.
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What it causes: Birdsville horse disease (unidentified toxin).
It also causes chronic liver poisoning in dogs that eat meat from horses or camels that have grazed the plant due to the toxin indospicine. Indospicine accumulates in the tissues (including muscle) of grazing animals and the residues persist for several months after exposure.