horsefly weed

horsefly weed
noun
much-branched erect herb with bright yellow flowers; distributed from Massachusetts to Florida
Hypernyms: ↑wild indigo, ↑false indigo

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noun
Etymology: so called from its supposed ability to drive away horseflies

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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