encelia


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encelia

encelia

Yellow daisy-like flowers, mild painkiller, used for toothaches, arthritic pain, mild analgesic. Common desert shrub with brittle stems. (sometimes called Brittlebush). up to 3 ft (1m). Yellow brown resin collected from the base of the plant can be heated and used as glue. A different, more fragrant, gummy sort of clear yellow resin is collected from the upper stems, used as chewing gum or to seal pottery vessels. Smells similar to frankenscense. Branch can be used as a toothbrush by peeling off the bitter bark, no need for toothpaste. Leaves triangular, simple, alternate; silvery, gray or whitish.
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deltoidea, triangle-leaf bursage) and Encelia farinosa (brittlebush), with scattered Cercidium microphyllum (follows nomenclature of Hickman, 1993).
The objective of this study is to quantify the degree of association between Coleogyne ramosissima (blackbrush) and three of its commonly associated woody species, Yucca brevifolia (Joshua tree), Encelia virginensis (brittle-bush), and Gutierrezia sarothrae (snakeweed) in the Spring Mountains and Sheep Range of southern Nevada.
2], respectively), followed by Encelia virginensis density at the surface (0.
Along the 2 1/2-mile round-trip trail, we found prolific growths of black sage, cliff spurge, chamise, coastal sagebrush, California encelia and Indian paintbrush, many of the plants exhibiting tiny blooms in late winter.