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Definition of the noun bitterweed

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noun - plural: bitterweeds

  1. widespread European weed with spiny tongue-shaped leaves and yellow flowers; naturalized in United States
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Picris echioides
    • synonyms of bitterweed: bristly oxtongue / bugloss / oxtongue
    • more generic word: weed = any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
    • member of: genus Picris / Picris = genus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed
    • geographic area: North America
    • observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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  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

Phrases with bitterweed

  1. Texas Bitterweed
  2. Western Bitterweed
  3. Lemmon's Bitterweed
  4. Stemless Bitterweed
  5. Intermountain Bitterweed

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Google previewBrush and Weeds of Texas Rangelands (2008)

by Barron Rector, C. Wayne Hanselka

Western bitterweed is an erect, annual, composite plant in the Sunflower family. It reaches 3 inches to 2 feet tall. The stems are purplish near the base. This plant has a bitter taste and a distinct odor.

Google previewSupplementation with Onions to Increase Bitterweed Intake by Sheep (2008)

by Cody J. Bundick

LITERATURE REVIEW Bitterweed Infestation Bitterweed is a many-branched annual plant with a slender tap root. It is a member of the Asteraceae family ( Rowe et al. 1973). This plant is a prolific seed producer; each flower generates 50-75 ...

Google previewBrush Management (2004)

Past, Present, Future by Wayne T. Hamilton

The winter annual bitterweed is a serious pest in the Edwards Plateau of Texas and in northern Mexico and the perennial pingue is a pest in New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Both are poisonous to sheep. During the drought of the 1930s ...

Google previewFlorida Almanac 2007-2008

by McGovern, Bernie

BITTERWEED is a flowering plant that ranges in ...

Google previewAmerican Bee Journal (1903)

The yellow is called bitterweed, and grows from 1 to 2 feet high; the white from 3 to 4 feet high; and the other from 6 to 7 feet...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

by Robley DUNGLISON

BITTERWEED, Ambrosia tritida. BITTERWUOD TREE, Quassia. BITTOS.

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