Herb: Skunk Weed
Latin name: Navarretia squarrosa
Synonyms: Gillia squarrosa
Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)
Edible parts of Skunk Weed:Seed - parched, ground into a powder and eaten dry. It is very small and fiddly to use.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Dry flats and fields in mixed woods below 800 metres in California.
Propagation of Skunk Weed:Seed - sow early spring in situ.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry flats and fields in mixed woods below 800 metres in California.
Medicinal use of Skunk Weed:None known
Known hazards of Navarretia squarrosa:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.