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Canadian Fleabane

Conyza canadensis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asterales
Family:
Asteraceae (Daisy)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
1 metre tall
Habitats:
Farmland, roadsides, sand dunes, towns, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
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Yellow, many petals
 
Many-flowered. Small tubular 4-lobed yellow disc florets, yellow-green bracts that are only slightly downy, very short white rays.
Fruit:
Seedhead, white and bristly pappus. Cylindrical and elongated but widest above the middle.
Leaves:
Slender, simple, unstalked, linear leaves. Upper leaves have toothed margins and lower leaves have smooth margins.
Aroma:
Crushed leaves and stems smell unpleasantly like carrot.
Other Names:
Bitterweed, Blood Stanch, Butterweed, Canadian Horseweed, Colt's Tail, Cow's Tail, Fireweed, Hogweed, Horse Tongue, Horseweed, Mare's Tail, Mule Tail, Prideweed.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Distribution Map

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