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Giant Ragweed

Ambrosia trifida

Description:

The bane of allergy sufferers everywhere, although the pollen is harvested and used as a pharmaceutical for treatment of the plant's allergens. The seeds are quite edible, the leaves are astringent, emetic, used for insect bites, and for a disinfecting wash.

Habitat:

Reclaimed farmland


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Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.13, Long: -85.22

Spotted on Aug 18, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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