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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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northern sea oats

Can horses eat this ornamental grass? I live in Michigan and have this grass in my flower bed. It is very prolific and hardy so I was wondering if I could transplant some of it in void(0);
void(0);to my pasture. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Where are you from? michigan

How did you locate this forum? google

Re: northern sea oats

Hi Sharon,

It depends on what you mean by "ornamental grass." Grasses such as hemlock and nightshade are generally described as "ornamental" but are highly toxic to horses. So, if you could be a bit more specific about the species, I would give you some more info.

All the best,

Dr. Getty