Mountain Dandelion (Agoseris aurantiaca)

Perennial
Macrorhynchus troximoides. Troxicum aurantiacum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Mountain Dandelion
Agoseris aurantiaca
Compositae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A cold infusion of the plant is used as a lotion for treating wounds[257]. The wet leaves were rubbed onto swollen arms, wrists or ankles[257].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – cooked as a spinach[46, 61, 105, 161, 177].

    The root juice has been used as a chewing gum[257].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 – 6 weeks at 15¡c[133]. As soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer or late in the following spring. Division with care in spring[200]. The plants do not like a lot of root disturbance so it is best to pot up the divisions and keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are established.
Prefers full sun and a sandy loam low in nutrients[133, 200].
Western N. America from Canada to California.

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