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
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.
50 - 150 cm
Inflorescence 1 cm
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People often ask
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.
sanctity, purification, driving away the unwanted
Care Guide for Horseweed
Horseweed is a drought-tolerant plant so its water needs are minimal and it prefers drier soils. In winter it should only be watered when its leaves shrivel. At other times of year it should be watered only in moderation and care should be taken to ensure that the soil never becomes too damp.