|Scientific Name||Conyza canadensis|
|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
- Europeans and Native Americans used as a remedy for dysentary
- Mixed with cinnamon oil to stop bleeding in the digestive tract
- Flowering Tops
- Used in a tea for fevers, cough and sore throat.
- Can be dried and used as an herb similar to Tarragon
- Essential Oil
- Used in the creation of candy, condiments, etc.
“Horseweed, Mare’s Tail”. Eat the Weeds. Green Deane, LLC. 2007. Web.
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