Roadsides, pastures, and meadows; prefers disturbed areas.
Location in Nebraska
Found in several counties throughout Nebraska. Especially prevalent in the Panhandle and Northwest Nebraska.
Pathway of Introduction and Spread
Originally from Europe, used as a medicinal herb. Spreads by seed with the aid of animals and wind.
Can cause skin irritation, gets caught in animal fur, reducing the value of the pelt. Can be poisonous to animals. Has a very long taproot to collect deep water. Competes with native vegetation.