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Common Name: White Prince's Plume
Stanleya albescens is a Perennial
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
South-western N. America.
Seleniferous soils, 1200 - 1500 metres in Arizona.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy outdoors in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Requires a perfectly drained soil in full sun[
Plants resent root disturbance.
Seed - cooked. It is used as a piñole.
Young leaves and shoots - cooked[
]. Used as cooked greens in the spring[
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination should take place within 3 weeks. Pot up into individual pots as soon as the plants are big enough to handle in order to preserve the root system. Plant out in summer.
Division in spring?