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Common Name: Mountain Tarweed
Madia glomerata is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.75 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of materials.
N. America - Alaska to Maine, south to California, Texas and New York.
Openings in grasslands, meadows, swales, shrublands, woodlands, forests, edges of marshes, lakes, or watercourses, disturbed sites, often in coarse, sandy or gravelly soils sea level to 3100 m[
Succeeds in any good garden soil[
]. Prefers a deep open sharply drained soil in a sunny position[
The flowers open in the morning or evening, closing when exposed to bright sunlight[
Seed - raw or cooked[
]. Rich in oil, it can be ground into a powder and eaten dry[
An infusion of the leaves and stems has been used as a herb bath in the treatment of venereal disease[
The dried herb has been burnt as an incense[
Seed - sow in mid spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.