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  1. #1
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    Default Need Plant ID

    Anyone know what this is? All around the edge of the yard and in the woods. Central Indiana. Bees using it quite a bit. Just curious.
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    Default Re: Need Plant ID

    The picture is kinda fuzzy, but it looks like it could be white snakeroot.

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    Yea that's it. I googled it and was surprised to find that it is poisonous to cows, horses, etc. and will contaminate their milk and meat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ageratina_altissima

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    Yeah, that's an interesting backstory on that plant. If only the settlers had listened to the natives...

    I have white snakeweed growing in a couple places on the edge of my pasture, but I don't remember ever seeing bees on it. Good to know it could be a nectar source.

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    My bees work it this time of the year almost as much as the goldenrod that's around. It seems to last longer as the goldenrod is starting to seed now.

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