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Conyza canadensis

Vergerette du Canada
Canadian Fleabane

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

3-5 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Linear,

Lanceolate

Height

up to 1.2 m

Description

Formerly known as Erigeron canadensis. A North American native, first introduced into Europe in the 17th century. It was used medicinally by native Americans and as an insecticide.

Stiff, much branched, erect annual on cultivated waste and fallow land, old walls.

Flowers

Flowers in terminal panicles, cylindrical, with white ray florets and pale yellow disk florets.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle, Linear narrow blade leaf, like grass. Lower: long, wider above the middle, pointed.
Upper: linear with stalks, 1-4 cm long.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: a cluster of small, 1-seeded fruit with fluffy, creamy tufts.

Medical

Whole plant: to cure diarrhoea, haemorrhaging and menstrual irregularities.

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