The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Poverty Weed

Latin Name:

Monolepis nuttallia; Iva axillaris

Plant Type:


Edible Part:

Entire Plant


Povertyweed is a common name for several plants and may refer to Baccharis neglecta, Iva axillaris, and Monolepis nuttalliana. Not much is known on the dietary properties of this plant. Feed it sparingly, if at all.