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Common Name: Goldenweed
Xanthisma grindelioides is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Western N. America - Saskatchewan to Montana, south to New Mexico and Montana.
Dry open places, often on alkaline soils[
]. Gypseous or sandy plains or badlands at elevations of 1000 - 2400 metres[
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in a sunny position[
]. Requires a well-drained deep gritty or gravelly soil, preferably of low fertility[
A drink is made from the roots[
Seed - sow 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.