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Dr. Deb is the author of "Poison Plants in the Pasture: A Horse Owner's Guide" (2005, Equine Studies Institute Publishing). This 500-page compendium on CD-Rom is an encyclopedic work intended to teach horse owners to identify plants growing in their pastures which are toxic or otherwise harmful to horses.

The images in this gallery represent a selection of macro- and micro-photography performed for the abovementioned book. We have selected them to show the beauty and variety of both toxic and nontoxic weeds.

We present images simply for your enjoyment, and so that you can appreciate the beautiful results of Dr. Deb's field photography. It is somewhat surprising, and certainly delightful, to find that many plants that we regard as "pests" and "weeds" have beautiful flowers. Some, however, are noxious all the way around with prickles, stingers, or burrs. We think all of them are fascinating when the camera takes a close look. Many of these images are currently in use (with Dr. Deb's permission) by botany professors in England, Canada, Australia and the U.S. to teach college-level courses in grass identification.

We are grateful for your interest in our work, but you will notice that all images are watermarked and we do appreciate your respect for copyright law. All images at this Website are copyright to Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D., and we ask that you not dub them out or attempt to reproduce them anywhere else. If you're that interested in our images, please contact us for a free telephone consultation! (209) 202-2380 or Email THANKS !

Amsinckia intermedia Fiddleneck BKFLD sm
Cirsium heterophyllum Melancholy Thistle
Vicia americana Climbing Vetch TURLOCK s

Click on the blue button at right to enjoy a second gallery of wonderful weeds!

Fern with spores ADELAIDE BG SMW.jpg
Mushrooms VINDO SMW.jpg
Esculenta nutans Yellow Nutgrass SMW.jpg
Dandelion puff VINDO SMW.jpg
Tribulus terrestris Goathead TURLOCK smw
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