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hogweed

(hôg′wēd′, hŏg′-)
n.
1. Any of various coarse weedy plants of the genus Heracleum of the parsley family, having divided leaves and small flowers in umbels, and including several species that are phototoxic.
2. Any of various other coarse weeds, such as horseweed or ragweed.

broom

(brūm)
Herbal made from Cytisus scoparius; purported value as cathartic, diuretic, and emetic. Known to cause abortion. Poisoning possible with overdose. Not approved for any therapeutic purpose.
Synonym(s): broomtop, hogweed, Irish tops, Scotch broom.

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The "National Audubon Society First Field Guides Series" will enable young nature enthusiasts to easily identify and distinguish bird species such as the Great Blue Heron, the Horned Puffin and the Cattle Egret; rocks and minerals including Sandstone, Pyrite, and Emerald; species of insects such as the Praying Mantis, the Giant Waterbug and the American Snout Butterfly; and wildflowers including Blackfoot Daisies, Rattlesnake Weed, and Cow Parsnip just to name a few.
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