False Toadflax (Geocaulon lividum)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
False Toadflax
Geocaulon lividum
Santalaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A decoction of the chewed leaves and bark has been used as a purgative[257]. A poultice of the chewed leaves and bark has been applied to wounds[257].

  • Edible Use

    Fruit[177, 257]. No more details are given.

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in spring in a greenhouse. The plant might be a root parasite, further research is required. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The plant might be a root parasite[K]. See the plants native habitat for ideas on its cultivation needs.
Northern N. America – Labrador to Alaska.

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