It Was My Privilege
Parthenium hysterophorus is a species of flowering plant in the aster family, Asteraceae, that is native to the American tropics. Common names include Santa Maria Feverfew and Whitetop Weed. It is a common invasive species in India, Australia, and parts of Africa. P. hysterophorus invades all disturbed land, including farms, pastures, and roadsides. In some areas, outbreaks have been of almo In India, it is locally known as Congress Grass or Gajar Ghans. It was first present as a contaminant in imported wheat. It can trigger allergies and is a common cause of pollen allergy.