turkey mullein


: a prostrate soft-leaved annual weed (Eremocarpus setigerus) of the family Euphorbiaceae of the Pacific coast of the U.S. whose small black seeds are said to be eaten by turkeys and whose herbage is used by American Indians to stupefy fish

called also doveweed

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“Turkey mullein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turkey%20mullein. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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