The fresh or dried leaves have been used as a tea
The leaves have been used as a wayside nibble to quench the thirst
Planted as a fire-break and also for erosion control in California
The leaves are blood purifier and febrifuge
. A poultice of the freshly pounded leaves has been applied to relieve the pain of rheumatic joints
. A decoction of the leaves has been taken internally to treat TB, sore throats, rheumatism, asthma, catarrh, fevers, coughs and colds
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.
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Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained sandy soil
This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to about -5°c
. It is probably best grown against a sunny wall.
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? 1.01.11.21.22.214.171.124 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)