1896R. WallaceFarming Indust. of Cape Col. 222Young birds are sometimes poisoned by eating ‘stink kruid,’ but old ones are more wary and avoid it.
1911Farmer’s Weekly 18 Oct. 196When walking with the chicks, teach them to eat various kinds of herbs...Pretend you are an ostrich, by picking at the plant with your hand. Be careful not to swallow any, as some of these bushes do not taste nice! — ‘Stink-kruit’, for instance!
1933Farming in S. Afr. 190Stinkkruid and a weedy species of ‘saltbush’ are of general occurrence.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 440Stinkkruid, Pentzia suffruticosa...A bushy aromatic annual herb..said to impart a bitter flavour to the milk of cows grazing on the plants. The vernacular name in all cases is an allusion to the marked scent of the bruised plant.
1981S. Afr. Panorama Nov. 49Among the daisies are stinkkruid, gansogiebos, rapuisbos, hongerblom and the bitter gousblom.
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