lomatium

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lomatium

lomatium

Many different leaf shapes! Whole plant is food and used as medicine. Anti-bacterial, anti fungal virus killer that prevents viruses from replicating. Seeds look like fennel seeds. Sold in health food stores under the name LDM100. The roots are the most powerful. They can be eaten raw or cooked, or dried and powdered for later use, added to drinks, soups or as flavoring. Very nutritious with a parsnip-like flavor. Has tall seed stock later in year with seeds that look like fennel seeds. Used for rheumatism, stomach problems, bronchitis, asthma, flu, pneumonia, tuberculosis.
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Here I evaluate attack by leaf-feeding, floral-feeding, and root-feeding taxa on tagged individuals of a long-lived perennial plant, Lomatium dissectum (Apiaceae) over a 10-yr period.
Most plants in this Lomatium dissectum population are attacked by at least one enemy species almost every year.