Herb: Mountain Tarweed
Latin name: Madia glomerata
Medicinal use of Mountain Tarweed:An infusion of the leaves and stems has been used as a herb bath in the treatment of venereal disease.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry open places from the foothills to moderate elevations.
Edible parts of Mountain Tarweed:Seed - raw or cooked. Rich in oil, it can be ground into a powder and eaten dry.
Other uses of the herb:The dried herb has been burnt as an incense.
Propagation of Mountain Tarweed:Seed - sow in mid spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry open places from the foothills to moderate elevations.
Known hazards of Madia glomerata:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.