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mayweed

mayweed

A bad-smelling daisy-like flower. Although the whole plant is useable in small amounts, it may cause allergies or vomiting. It has high levels of pyrrolizidine, which damages the liver. Said to be used for colds, flu and headaches. Be careful. Safer to use externally.
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non (Less.) Porter; Pineapple-weed, disc mayweed; Gravel lot and adjacent field; Rare; C = 0; BSUH 17324.
Roedd 'na gryn dipyn o lysiau'r gingroen (Senecio jacobaea; Common Ragwort) a'r amranwen arfor (Tripleurospermum maritimum; Sea Mayweed) o gwmpas.
Un arall sy'n perthyn ydi'r amranwen arfor (Matricaria maritima; sea mayweed).
Anthemis cotula (stinking mayweed, dog fennel) is also a skin sensitizer and this effect has been attributed to anthecotulide (1) (Hausen et al., 1984).
Matricaria discoidea DC.: disc mayweed. Rare: on bedrock along the north bank of Sugar Creek near Narrows Road; 195; +&.
* Macela do Campo (Magricaria americana) is a mayweed of the thistle family, whose dried aromatic flower has anti-inflammatory qualities, among others.