Azorella albida Phil.
Azorella caespitosa Cav.
Azorella gilliesii (Hook.) Hook. & Arn.
Azorella rahmeri Phil.
Azorella trifuscata Hook.
Azorella utriculata Griseb.
Bolax gilliesii Hook.
Bolax trifurcata (Pers.) Spreng. ex Steud.
Chamitis tricuspidata Gaertn.
Chamitis trifurcata Gaertn.
Fischera caespitose (Cav.) Spreng.
Azorella trifurcata is a low-growing, evergreen perennial plant forming a dense cushion of growth up to 45cm in diameter[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine. It is grown as an ornamental in gardens, valued especially for its mat-forming habit.
Southern S. America - Argentina, Chile, Falkland Islands
Coastal sands, gravels and rocky areas; streambanks; open grassland; dry Empetrum heath and forest margins; At elevations up to 200 metres in Tierra Del Fuego and north to latitude 51°south in Chile, 41°south in Argentina[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Azorella trifurcata is hardy to at least -17°c[
Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty soil[
Root - raw or cooked[
Hepatic. It is used in the treatment of liver and kidney problems[
The plant's dense, mat-forming habit makes it a very effective ground cover plant, though its slow rate of growth needs to be taken into consideration[
A resin is obtained from the plant[
]. Its uses are not given in the report but are possibly connected to its medicinal properties.
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. Grow on for at least the first winter in a greenhouse or frame and plant out in late spring.