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Bitterweed

noun
1.
Widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States.  Synonyms: bristly oxtongue, bugloss, oxtongue, Picris echioides.
2.
Any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma.  Synonyms: ambrosia, ragweed.






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... or Tall, Hairy Golden-rod or Bitterweed (S. rugosa), a perversely variable species, its hairy stem perhaps only a foot high, or, maybe, more than seven feet, its rough leaves broadly oval to lance-shaped, sharply saw-edged, few if any furnished with footstems, lifts a large, compound, and gracefully ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al



Words linked to "Bitterweed" :   bristly oxtongue, western ragweed, common ragweed, Picris echioides, weed, genus Picris, Ambrosia artemisiifolia, ragweed, great ragweed, genus Ambrosia, Ambrosia trifida, Ambrosia psilostachya, perennial ragweed, Picris



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