Tetraneuris acaulis arizonica
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Tetraneuris acaulis arizonica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.15 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
South-western N. America - California, Arizona. Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.
Roadsides, hillsides, grasslands, edges of woods, aspen meadows at elevations of 1300 - 2900 metres[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its range it should succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country. It is likely to require a sunny position in a dry to moist well-drained soil[
Used to make a stimulating drink[
Applied locally against severe pain in the hips and back, espcially in the pregnant state[
Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter or early 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.