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Useful Temperate Plants

Porophyllum scoparium

A.Gray

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Porophyllum fruticulosum Rydb.

Common Name: Hierba del Venado

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General Information

Porophyllum scoparium is an erect, much-branched, perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it can grow 20 - 60cm or more tall[
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.
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1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum
].
The plant is harvested fom the wild for local use as a medicine.

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.
,
1169
Title
Monograph of the plant genus Porophyllum (Compositae: Helenieae).
Publication
University of Kansas Science Bulletin 48 225-257
Author
Johnson R.R.
Publisher
 
Year
1969
ISBN
 
Description
An in-depth treatment of the genus Porophyllum

Range

Southern N. America - New Mexico, Texas, northern Mexico

Habitat

Sandy, gravelly, and rocky sites, calcareous or igneous soils, with desert scrub; at elevations from 500 - 1,400 metres[
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

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.40 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Porophyllum scoparium is native to the semi-arid, warm temperate to subtropical regions of southwestern USA and northern Mexico.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is employed locally as a remedy for fevers, rheumatism, and affections of the stomach and intestines[
411
Title
Trees and Shrubs of Mexico
Publication
Contributions from the United States National Herbarium Vol 23
Author
Standley P.C.
Publisher
Smithsonian Institution; Washington
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
Although dated, it contains a wealth of information on the trees and shrubs of Mexico, including many of their uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
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Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2018-10-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Porophyllum+scoparium>

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