Canadian Horseweed

Erigeron canadensis

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Canadian horseweed is found in North America, France, and Canada. Canadian horseweed can grow up to 6 or 7 inches. The scientific name is Conyza canadensis or Erigeron canadensis. The Canadian horseweed is green and it looks like wheat. It has small yellow flowers. The only animal that eats this plant is horses. This plant could also be medicinal to treat dysentery. The Canadian horseweed can help infectious diseases. The Americans used a tea from the leaves to treat dysentery and a tea from the boiled root for menstrual issues.

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www.ck12.orgda.org
plants.us
www.fireflyforest
htps.pry/plant profile horseweed canaza canadisis/

By Eduardo, age 13
America, age 13

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  1. (c) giveawayboy, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), https://www.flickr.com/photos/giveawayboy/2708757353/
  2. (c) Melissa McMasters, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/cricketsblog/21255886361/
  3. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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