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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Root - cooked[1][2][3][4]. Resinous and balsamic[5]. The root can be dried and ground into a powder and then be mixed with cereal flours or added as a flavouring to soups etc.

The roots have been boiled to make a refreshing and nutritious drink[4]. Young seed sprouts - raw[1][2][4].

Seed[6][4]. No more details are given, though it is most likely used as an aromatic flavouring in cooked foods[K].

Leaves

Material uses

The pulverized root has been burnt as an incense[4].

Unknown part

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Fernleaf biscuitroot was widely employed medicinally by many native North American Indian tribes who considered it to be a universal panacea and used it especially in treating chest problems and skin complaints[5][4]. It is little, if at all, used in modern herbalism, but probably warrants investigation.

The whole plant, but especially the root, is disinfectant, pectoral, salve, stomachic and tonic[4]. The dried root was used in the treatment of rheumatism, stomach complaints, coughs, colds, hay fever, bronchitis, influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis[5][4]. The root was burnt and the smoke inhaled in the treatment of asthma and other chest complaints[4], it was also used as a herbal steam bath for treating chest complaints[4]. The root was used to make a drink that was taken as a tonic to help people in a weakened condition gain weight[4]. A poultice of the peeled and crushed roots has been applied to open cuts, sores, boils, bruises and rheumatic joints[4]. The root has been soaked in water and then used as an antidandruff wash for the hair[4]. An infusion of the leaves and stems has been used as a tonic[4].

The root oil has been applied as a salve to sores and also used as an eye wash in the treatment of trachoma[4].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stored seed can be rather slow to germinate, when sown in the spring it usually takes at least 12 months to germinate. Giving it a period of cold stratification might reduce this time. The seedlings need to be pricked out into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle, and should be planted out into their permanent positions in the summer.

Fresh seed can be sown immediately in situ.

Division may be possible in spring or autumn.

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Cultivation

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in much of the country.

It can be assumed that plants will require a dry to moist but well-drained soil in a sunny position.

This is a taxonomically very difficult genus, many of the species now included in it have at times been included in other genera[7].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Lomatium dissectum. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Lomatium dissectum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Lomatium dissectum
Genus
Lomatium
Family
Umbelliferae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
?
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    x meters
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type











    References

    1. ? 1.01.11.2 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (1976-00-00)
    2. ? 2.02.12.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (1984-00-00)
    3. ? 3.03.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (1990-00-00)
    4. ? 4.004.014.024.034.044.054.064.074.084.094.104.114.124.134.144.154.164.17 Moerman. D. Native American Ethnobotany Timber Press. Oregon. ISBN 0-88192-453-9 (1998-00-00)
    5. ? 5.05.15.25.35.4 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 (1993-00-00)
    6. ? 6.06.1 Coon. N. The Dictionary of Useful Plants. Rodale Press ISBN 0-87857-090-x (1975-00-00)
    7. ? 7.07.1 Hitchcock. C. L. Vascular Plants of the Pacific Northwest. University of Washington Press (1955-00-00)


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    Belongs to familyUmbelliferae +
    Belongs to genusLomatium +
    Has binomial nameLomatium dissectum +
    Has common nameFernleaf Biscuitroot +
    Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
    Has edible partLeaves +, Root + and Seed +
    Has edible useUnknown use +
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    Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
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    Has material useIncense +
    Has medicinal partUnknown part +
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    Has shade toleranceNo shade +
    Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
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    Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
    Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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