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Mentzelia pumila - (Nutt.)Torr.&A.Gray.

Common Name Dwarf Mentzelia
Family Loasaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Western N. America.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Mentzelia pumila Dwarf Mentzelia


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Mentzelia pumila Dwarf Mentzelia
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Mentzelia pumila is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained 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

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - raw or cooked. They are parched and ground into a meal[207]. This use has not been verified[216].

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Medicinal Uses

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Odontalgic

The plant is used as a toothache medicine[216]. The root is laxative[257]. It is dried, ground into a powder and inserted as a suppository in the rectum to treat constipation[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, nor are we sure if it is an annual or a perennial. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Prefers a moderately fertile well-drained soil in a warm sunny sheltered position[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ[200]. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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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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