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Useful Temperate Plants

Deinandra fasciculata

(DC.)Greene.

Asteraceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Clustered Tarweed

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General Information

Deinandra fasciculata is a Annual up to 0.90 metres tall.
It has edible uses.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.

Range

South-western N. America - California and Baja California.

Habitat

Grasslands, openings in chaparral, coastal scrub, and woodlands, vernal pool beds, disturbed sites (e.g., burns), often in sandy or clayey soils, sometimes serpentine from sea level to 1000 m[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitAnnual
Height0.90 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this plant and do not know if it will succeed in Britain, though it is worthwhile trying it outdoors as a spring-sown annual.

Edible Uses

Plant - boiled[
105
Title
Tanaka's Cyclopedia of Edible Plants of the World.
Publication
 
Author
Tanaka. T. & Nakao S.
Publisher
Keigaku Publishing; Tokyo
Year
1976
ISBN
-
Description
The most comprehensive list of edible plants I've come across. Only the briefest entry for each species, though, and some of the entries are more than a little dubious. Not for the casual reader.
]. A famine food, only used when other foods are not available[
161
Title
Food Plants of the N. American Indians. Publication no. 237.
Publication
 
Author
Yanovsky. E.
Publisher
U.S. Depf of Agriculture.
Year
 
ISBN
-
Description
A comprehensive but very terse guide. Not for the casual reader.
]. The whole plant, including the seeds, is used as a famine food[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in late spring or early summer, only just covering the seed and ensuring that it does not dry out. Covering the seed with a sheet of glass may help germination.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-08-16. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Deinandra+fasciculata>

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