Herb: Giant Trumpets
Latin name: Macromeria viridiflora
Synonyms: Onosmodium thurberi
Family: Boraginaceae (Borage Family)
Medicinal use of Giant Trumpets:The dried plant, combined with mullein (Verbascum species) has been smoked in the treatment of craziness and fits.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky slopes and in valleys in pine forest and in scrub, 1000 - 2750 metres.
Other uses of Giant Trumpets:The plant was collected by the Hopi Indians, dried and mixed with wild tobacco and used in rain-making ceremonies.
Propagation of the herb: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
Cultivation of Giant Trumpets:Rocky slopes and in valleys in pine forest and in scrub, 1000 - 2750 metres.
Known hazards of Macromeria viridiflora:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.