Systems Affected (standardized):
Regions(s) present (updated by AB):
allelopathic, can contaminate seed crops, can cause skin irritation and rash in humans and livestock, negatively affects milk flavor when injested by dairy cows
Source? likely to be reintroduced:
A. cotula is thought to have spread through contaminated seed, forage, or ships ballast. It was intentionally introduced to areas of South America as a medicinal herb and may have been introduced to other regions in the same manner. It may also have been introduced intentionally by confusing it with similar species with desired ornamental, herbal, or other properties. However, with its strong putrid odour it is unlikely that it was intentionally planted as an ornamental.
Can contaminate seed crops and cause skin irritation and rashes in humans and livestock, as well as affects milk flavor when ingested by dairy cows. It was intentionally introduced to areas of South America as a medicinal herb and may have been introduced to other regions in the same manner.
Native Regions in OK:
Current and past designations:
Present in OK?
Present in Bordering States?
Has Legal Status in BS?
CO List B