Conyza canadensis

Plant Name Horseweed
Scientific name Conyza canadensis
Family Asteraceae
Location Thicket
Flowering Period June-September
Identifying Characteristics Thin and hair with yellow florets


  • 1-7′ tall,
  • Leaves alternate around stem
  • Flowers less than 1/8th inch across
  • No floral scent noticeable
  • Tufts of light brown or white hair
  • Prefers full sun, grows typically anywhere


  • Horseweed was used by Europeans and Native Americans as a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery as well as to stop bleeding.
  • The oil of the plant was used with cinnamon oil to stop the bleeding in the digestive tract.
  • The flowering tops are used as a tea for fevers, cough and sore throat.
  • Medicinal Uses

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