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Common Name: Whitedaisy Tidytips
Layia glandulosa is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Western N. America - Washington to California, east to New Mexico.
Dry open places in deserts and foothills, openings in scrub, woodlands, forests, grasslands, and meadows, gravelly or sandy soils, sometimes dunes from sea level to 2700 metres[
Succeeds in ordinary garden soils[
] and also in poor soils[
]. It prefers a dry sunny bank[
] and requires a very well-drained soil if it is to thrive[
A frost tender annual, it does not thrive in areas with hot humid summers[
]. The seeds can be ground into a powder and used with other ground seeds in a mush or porridge[
Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant them out in early summer.
Alternatively, if you have sufficient seed it is possible to sow in situ during mid spring.