from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of Corchorus, C. siliquosus, of tropical America, used for making brooms.
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- n. annual of southwestern United States having rigid woody branches with sticky foliage and yellow flowers
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I have had to shootthrough mesquite trees, broomweed, prickly pear patches, etc. at apatch that I knew was a deer, knewwas the right deer, but just neverwould pause long enough to offer ashot out in the open.
Match weed or broomweed, scurf-pea, sunflowers, goldenrods, and ragweed occur from Oklahoma into Canada.
Hanging upside down beside the door of a thatch-roofed seamstress 'shop was a bunch of what looked almost like broomweed, with tiny yellow flowers, the stalks wrapped their whole length in a white ribbon, then tied with a dangling yellow one.
There have been reports of some stillbirths in goats due to consumption of greening broomweed.