Also known as
Canadian Horseweed, Canadian Fleabane, Butterweed, Marestail, Coltstail
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6 months to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Erigeron canadensis is a native North American plant that has spread throughout the temperate areas of Europe, Asia and Australia. This annual plant is considered a weed, able to grow in urban settings as well as arable. It is believed to be the first plant to develop a resistance to glyphosate.
Common problems with Horseweed
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Horseweed
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Horseweed
Other uses of Horseweed
Historically the Zuni people of America used the plant as part of their herbal remedies for sore throats and dysentery.