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Useful Temperate Plants

Brickellia veronicifolia

(Kunth) A.Gray

Asteraceae

+ Synonyms

Brickellia petrophila umbratilis B.L.Rob.

Coleosanthus veronicifolius petrophilus (B.L.Rob.) S.F.Blake

Coleosanthus veronicifolius senilis (B.L.Rob.) S.F.Blake

Coleosanthus veronicifolius umbratilis (B.L.Rob.) S.F.Blake

Eupatorium veronicifolium Kunth

Common Name:

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General Information

Brickellia veronicifolia is a shrub, with stems branched from their bases, growing 50 - 90cm 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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The plant is harvested from the wild for medicinal use.

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

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

Habitat

Moist areas, canyons, disturbed sites; at elevations from 1,500 - 2,100 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
Height0.75 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally succeed in any moderately fertile, well-drained but moisture-retentive soil in full sun or in light shade[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
]. Grows well in a sandy loam[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of he leaf is used in the treatment of diabetes, diarrhoea, stomach pain, colic, and gallbladder disease[
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Title
Brickellia
Publication
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Author
 
Website
http://www.naturaldatabase.com
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
Database entry on the medicinal applications of Brickellia spp
]

The plant contains flavonoids. Preliminary research suggests that the flavonoids in brickellia might have antioxidant and free radical scavenging activity. Other research suggest brickellia flavonoids might have antidiabetic and anticataract effects, possibly by inhibiting aldose reductase[
1112
Title
Brickellia
Publication
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Author
 
Website
http://www.naturaldatabase.com
Publisher
 
Year
2007
ISBN
 
Description
Database entry on the medicinal applications of Brickellia spp
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring[
1
Title
RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956
Publication
 
Author
F. Chittendon.
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Year
1951
ISBN
-
Description
Comprehensive listing of species and how to grow them. Somewhat outdated, it has been replaced in 1992 by a new dictionary (see [200]).
].
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