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Parthenium hysterophorus - Plant

parthenium hysterophorus - plant
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Carrot Grass, Congress grass, Wild carrot weed
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Parthenium hysterophorus is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is native to the American tropics. Common names include Santa-Maria, Santa Maria feverfew, whitetop weed, famine weed, and congress weed.

Common name: Carrot Grass, Congress grass, Wild carrot weed
Color: white
Bloom time: april
Height: 30-90 cm in height
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Parthenium hysterophorus is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae. It is native to the American tropics. Common names include Santa-Maria, Santa Maria feverfew, whitetop weed, famine weed, and congress weed. In India, it is locally known as carrot grass, congress grass or Gajar Ghans.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Parthenium hysterophorus is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae.
  • It is native to the American tropics.
  • Common names include Santa-Maria, Santa Maria feverfew, whitetop weed, famine weed, and congress weed.
  • In India, it is locally known as carrot grass, congress grass or Gajar Ghans.


Special Feature:
Each flower produces 4-5 black wedgeshaped seeds that are 2 mm long with thin white scales. It is considered a highly invasive weed. Its large and persistent soil seedbank, fast germination rate and ability to undergo dormancy make it well adapted to semi-arid environments. It also releases chemicals that inhibit the germination and growth of pasture grasses and other plants.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Regular contact with the plant, usually over a prolonged period, produces allergenic dermatitis and asthma in humans.
  • Parthenium hysterophorus used in many medicinal treatments of skin inflammation, rheumatic pain, diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, dysentery, malaria and neuralgia.

Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.

Reference:
http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=+Parthenium+hysterophorus&stpos=0&stype=AND
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