Grassy Tarweed (Madia dissitiflora)

Annual
M. gracilis. (Smith.)Keck.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Grassy Tarweed
Madia dissitiflora
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Seed – raw or cooked[105, 161, 257]. Although quite small, the seed was a staple food for some native North American Indian tribes[257]. Rich in oil, it can be roasted then ground into a powder and eaten dry, mixed with water, or combined with cereal flours[105, 161, 257]. The seed was also used as pi–ole[177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in mid spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a couple of weeks.
Succeeds in any good garden soil[1]. Prefers a deep open sharply drained soil in a sunny position[200]. Grows well in a sunny position at Kew[K]. This species is closely related to M. sativa[60]. The flowers open in the morning or evening, closing when exposed to bright sunlight[200].
Western N. America – British Columbia to California.

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