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Useful Temperate Plants

Phacelia ramosissima

Douglas ex Lehm.

Boraginaceae


This species was traditionally placed in the family Hydrophyllaceae. However, research in the early 21st century has recognized its close affinity with the family Boraginaceae and has demoted its rank to a subfamily of the Boraginaceae. We have adopted this treatment here, but some authorities have maintained the family Hydrophyllaceae as distinct and there is some chance that it will be reinstated[
1948
Title
Hydrophylloideae
Publication
Article in Wikipedia, accessed 20/03/2021
Author
 
Website
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrophylloideae
Publisher
 
Year
2020
ISBN
 
Description
An article in Wikipedia, accessed in the 20/03/2021, which was last updated on 11 November 2020, at 19:54 (UTC).
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+ Synonyms

Phacelia alvordensis M.E.Jones

Phacelia bifurca Greene

Phacelia decumbens Greene

Phacelia eremophila Greene

Phacelia fastigiata Greene

Phacelia polystachya Greene

Phacelia subsinuata Greene

Phacelia tanacetifolia latifolia Torr.

Common Name: Branching Phacelia

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General Information

Phacelia ramosissima is a a spreading or sprawling, prostrate or upright, herbaceous perennial plant which may approach 1.5 meters in stem length.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Western N. America - British Colombia to northwest Mexico

Habitat

Rocky, occasionally wet, soils, usually in coastal habitats, from sea level to elevations of 3000 metres[
276
Title
Flora of California
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.calflora.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line database of the Californian flora, giving details on plant habitats and photos of the plants.
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Properties

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Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and used as greens[
212
Title
A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
Publication
 
Author
Craighead. J., Craighead. F. and Davis. R.
Publisher
The Riverside Press
Year
1963
ISBN
63-7093
Description
Excellent little pocket guide to the area, covering 590 species and often giving details of their uses.
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257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
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Medicinal

The roots are emetic[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
]. A decoction has been taken to clear a bad stomach and also as a treatment for gonorrhoea[
257
Title
Native American Ethnobotany
Publication
 
Author
Moerman. D.
Publisher
Timber Press. Oregon.
Year
1998
ISBN
0-88192-453-9
Description
Very comprehensive but terse guide to the native uses of plants. Excellent bibliography, fully referenced to each plant, giving a pathway to further information. Not for the casual reader.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation


Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-06-15. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Phacelia+ramosissima>

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