Azorella chamitis Pers.
Azorella integrifolia Raeusch.
Bolax filamentosa (Lam.) Spreng.
Bolax integrifolia Spreng. ex Steud.
Chamitis integrifolia Gaertn.
Azorella filamentosa is a dwarf, much branched perennial plant producing extensive soft cushions of growth 8 - 10cm tall from a woody rootstock.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Occasional plants produce only male flowers.
Southern S. America - Chile, Falkland Islands.
Gravels, rocks and peat, scrub and grassland from sea level to 100 metres. It extends northwards as far as latitude 51°south[
] Bogs in the lower alpine region. Usually found up to the lower alpine region, occasionally to the alpine.
Species in this genus generally require a position in full sun in a well-drained gritty soil[
Root - raw or cooked[
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.