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Annual Broomweed

Broomweed

Annual broomweed is a forb found in the south central United States. Broomweed gets is name because it looks like a broom. Broomweed is in the Asteraceae family, commonly called the sunflower family.

Broomweed has several heads with small yellow ray and disk florets. It flowers in late summer and fall, which makes it even more easily recognizable.

Cattle and bison do not graze broomweed. When an area is heavily grazed broomweed increases in abundance. However many birds and small mammals use it for cover. White-tailed deer occasionally browse broomweed.