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Pectis angustifolia - Torr.

Common Name Narrowleaf Pectis, Lemonscent
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry uplands, usually on calcareous soils[274]. Dry soils[235] in sandy or gravelly mesas, 1000 - 2100 metres in Arizona.
Range Western N. America - Nebraska and Colorado to Arizona and Mexico.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Pectis angustifolia Narrowleaf Pectis, Lemonscent


Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Pectis angustifolia Narrowleaf Pectis, Lemonscent
Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pectis angustifolia is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in leaf from May to November, in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) 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.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Condiment.

Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked[161, 177, 257]. They are also used as a flavouring[161, 177], they have a strong lemon-scent[235]. The leaves are eagerly collected by the Hopi Indians[216].

Medicinal Uses



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Carminative;  Emetic.

The plant is carminative and emetic[257]. The crushed leaves have been used in the treatment of stomach aches[257]. The blossoms, mixed with salt, have been eaten in the treatment of stomach complaints[257].

Other Uses

Dye.

The plant yields an inferior dye[216]. No more details are given.

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species. It can be grown outdoors in Britain as a half-hardy annual and requires a dry to moist light or medium well-drained soil in a sunny position[245]. The flowers are spicily scented whilst the leaves also have an aromatic fragrance[245].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts. If you have sufficient seed it may be worthwhile trying an outdoor sowing in situ in mid to late spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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