Horseweed and pollinators

Asked September 22, 2019, 2:47 PM EDT

Does horseweed feed pollinators like monarch butterflies?

Dorchester County Maryland weeds

1 Response

Hi - Horseweed is a host plant for various species of moths, and various bees and flies feed on the nectar.

Refer to the following page and see the section on fauna associations,

This plant spreads easily by seeds and can become problematic. If you decide not to keep it, it is easy to pull up by hand.