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Horseweed

A species of Fleabanes, Also known as Canadian Horseweed , Canadian fleabane, Butterweed, Marestail, Coltstail
Botanical name : Erigeron canadensis Genus : Fleabanes

Horseweed, A species of Fleabanes
Also known as:
Canadian Horseweed , Canadian fleabane, Butterweed, Marestail, Coltstail
Botanical name: Erigeron canadensis
Genus: Fleabanes
Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)

Description

Horseweed is a North American herbaceous annual plant with a hairy stem, numerous pointed leaves, and waxy inflorescence. It has been naturalized in Eurasia and Australia, where it is a common weed in urban and agricultural regions. Horseweed can be used in a survival situation to start a friction fire.
Plant Type
Herb
Lifespan
Annual, Biennial
Bloom Time
Summer, autumn
Plant Height
50 - 150 cm
Flower Size
Inflorescence 1 cm
Invasive
Yes
* Disclaimer: Content feedback CAN NOT be used as any basis for EATING ANY PLANTS. Some plants can be VERY POISONOUS, please purchase edible plants through regular channels.

General Info

Name story

Mare's tail||Horseweed
If you observe the plant closely, you discover that its stalk has many branches and the branches all grow upwards. What makes it magical is that each branch is covered with short hairs. When the sun shines on it, the shadow cast on the ground looks like a horse tail. So, it is called mare's tail or horseweed.

Symbolism

sanctity, purification, driving away the unwanted

Usages

Garden Use
Horseweed is a tolerant, low-maintenance plant. Often used in the garden to attract wildlife and pollinators, this plant can be put in a sunny or partially shaded area with well-draining soils. Horseweed is drought-tolerant and can be planted in areas where erosion control is needed.
Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis) Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis)
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