Please can you tell me what plant this is and is it native/beneficial to...

Asked June 25, 2014, 2:04 PM EDT

Please can you tell me what plant this is and is it native/beneficial to birds? This one is 15" and growing. no flower

Anne Arundel County Maryland

1 Response

This looks like ragweed. It flowers later, and they are inconspicuous but bloom at the same time as golden rod. The ragweed pollen is wind pollinated and causes hayfever, which is often incorrectly blamed on the golden rod, which is insect pollinated and doesn't blow around.
We would pull it.
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