Herb latin name: Thelesperma gracile
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:
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.