Asthma weed


Common name: Asthma weed, Sticky weed

Scientific name: Parietaria judaica

Hazard associated:  As the common name suggests, associated with asthma attacks.

Notes: Urticaceae - Parietaria judaica

  • A member of the nettle flower, it is hairy and tends to stick to clothes or pet fur on contact.
  • Commonly grows wild as a weed, particularly in disturbed areas, and in cracks in walls.
  • The pollen is highly allergenic.
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