Herb latin name: Thelesperma trifidum

Family: Compositae

Medicinal use of Thelesperma trifidum:

The plant has been used in the treatment of children with tuberculosis.

Description of the plant:


100 cm
(3 1/4 foot)

June to

Habitat of the herb:

Calcareous barrens and plains. Dry soils.

Edible parts of Thelesperma trifidum:

A tea is made from the leaves.

Propagation of the herb:

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

Cultivation of Thelesperma trifidum:

Calcareous barrens and plains. Dry soils.

Known hazards of Thelesperma trifidum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.