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Lygodesmia grandiflora - (Nutt.)Torr.&A.Gray.

Common Name Skeleton Plant, Largeflower skeletonplant
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open dry places in valleys and foothills[212].
Range South-western N. America.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Lygodesmia grandiflora Skeleton Plant, Largeflower skeletonplant


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lygodesmia grandiflora is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Leaves - cooked[46, 61, 105]. Used as greens and as a flavouring[161, 212, 216, 257].

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Medicinal Uses

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Galactogogue  Salve

The leaves are chewed to increase the milk flow of lactating mothers[216, 257]. The plant sap has been used as a healing salve on the sores caused by sunburn[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in at least the milder areas of the country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a light well-drained soil.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division can be tried in the spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Lygodesmia junceaSkeleton Weed, Rush skeletonplantPerennial0.3 0-0  LMNM121

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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