Cowhage, cowage, cowitch
Leguminosae (Fabaceae) Family
Description: A vinelike plant that has oval leaflets in groups of three and hairy spikes with dull purplish flowers. The seeds are brown, hairy pods.
Contact with the pods and flowers causes irritation and blindness if in the eyes.
Habitat and Distribution: Tropical areas and the United States.
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