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Stanleya wrightii is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of materials.
South-western N. America.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Requires a perfectly drained soil in full sun[
Plants resent root disturbance.
Seed - cooked. It is used as a piñole.
Young leaves and shoots - cooked[
A dye obtained from the plant is used in colouring pottery[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. Pot up into individual pots as soon as the plants are big enough to handle in order to preserve the root system. Plant out in summer.
Division in spring?