Herb latin name: Thelesperma gracile

Family: Compositae

Edible parts of Thelesperma gracile:

Flower buds. No further details are given. A tea is made from the leaves and dried flowers. The flowers and leaf tips are dried in an oven and then boiled for a very short time. When well made it is delicious, with just a hint of mint in its aftertaste.

Description of the plant:


75 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry plains, prairies and roadsides.

Other uses of Thelesperma gracile:

A fine reddish-brown basketry and textile dye is obtained from the plant. No more details.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in situ, only just covering the seed. In dry weather the seed should be watered in. Division might be possible.

Cultivation of Thelesperma gracile:

Dry plains, prairies and roadsides.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Thelesperma gracile:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.