pasture weed

Pasture weeds are plant species that occur on grazed, but hardly managed grassland. Typically, they are avoided from livestock and therefore gain competitive advantages. Pasture weeds are often spinose (e. g. Prunus spinosa – Blackthorn), have rough and hardly nutritious leaves (e. g. Nardus stricta – Matgrass), have a bad taste or are toxic (e. g. Gentiana lutea – Yellow Gentian).