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Agoseris glauca - (Pursh.)Raf.

Common Name Mountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Meadows and other open places at all elevations[60] in moderately dry to moist or even wet soils[212].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to Manitoba, south to California and New Mexico.
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Weed Potential No
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Agoseris glauca Mountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris


Agoseris glauca Mountain Dandelion, Pale agoseris, False agoseris

 

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Physical Characteristics

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Agoseris glauca is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

A. villosa. Rydb. Troxicum glaucum.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Gum

The solidified sap (latex) of the stem is chewed as a gum[61, 161, 177, 212, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Laxative  Poultice  Warts

The following reports refer to the sub-species A. glauca dasycephala (Torr.&Gray.)Jepson. An infusion of the entire plant is used as a wash for sores and rashes[257]. The milky latex is applied to warts in order to remove them[257]. This requires constant applications over a period of weeks for it to be effective[K]. A poultice made from the latex is applied to sores[257]. An infusion of the root is used as a laxative[257].

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Other Uses

Gum  Latex

A latex in the plant contains rubber, but not in sufficient quantities to make it commercially valuable[212].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Prefers full sun and a sandy or gravelly loam low in nutrients[1, 200]. The sub-species A. glauca villosa is used for its gum[177].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 - 6 weeks at 15°c[133]. As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring. Division with care in spring[200]. The plants do not like a lot of root disturbance so it is best to pot up the divisions and keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are established.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Agoseris aurantiacaMountain Dandelion, Orange agoserisPerennial0.6 0-0  LmNDM21 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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