What is a broom snake?

What is a broom snake?

Kindlingweed or broom snakeweed is a 1-3 ft. sub-shrub with many slender, branching stems. Tiny, yellow flowers cluster in tufts at ends of branches. Foliage is yellow-green and thread-like. Lower leaves are often shed by the time of flowering.

Why is it called snakeweed?

The name snakeweed is because people across the West used it to treat snakebite, including snake-bitten sheep. Or you can call it matchweed because the flowers are described resembling matchheads and/or because its small resinous twigs make excellent kindling.

What does snakeweed look like?

Leaves are 10cm long, oval-shaped, tapering at base to short stalk, in pairs along stem. Each flower has 5mm-wide tube that opens into 5 petals, can be white, dark blue, purple, pink or red. Flowers are on stiff spikes 25cm long. Flower spikes have ‘snakeskin’ appearance that develops as flower dries.

How do you use snakeweed?

The Lakota would take a decoction of the plant for colds, coughs, and dizziness. The Navajo would rub ashes of the plant on their bodies to treat headaches. They also chewed the plant and applied it to wounds, snakebite, and swollen areas caused by insect bites.

Is snakeweed native to Colorado?

It is a native plant found in open, dry plains of the western US.

What are the common weeds in Nigeria?

20 common weeds in Nigeria every citizen should know

  • Speargrass (Imperata cylindrica)
  • Siam weed (Chromolaena odorata)
  • Nutgrass (Cyperus rotundus)
  • Milkweed (Euphorbia heterophylla)
  • Nuke-Noh (Tridax procumbens)
  • Witchweed (Striga genus)
  • Couchgrass (Digitaria abyssinica)
  • Dayflower (Commelina benghalensis)

What is snakeweed good for?

Native American Ethnobotany lists a multitude of medicinal uses for snakeweed, including as a treatment for indigestion, bee stings, headaches, diarrhea, painful menstruations, colds, fevers and nosebleeds, not to mention snakebites, too.

How do you use Snakeweed?

Does Nigeria have grass?

Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.) is a many-branched leafy annual grass up to 1 m high. The culms are erect and branching, and the leaves are 15-25 cm long and 4-10 mm wide, flat and glabrous.

Can Google identify plants?

Can Google identify plants from a picture? Yes, it can! Well, Google Lens’ plant identification can. Google Lens is available as a standalone app for Android users.