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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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Otras especies frecuentes fueron los arbustos Dalea carthagenensis y Encelia canescens, ademas del cacto Melocactus peruvianus.
A 7 Asteraceae Bidens exigua Sherff H 1, 2, 3, 4 Encelia canescens A 1, 2, 3, 4 Lam.
Intraspecific competitive effects on water relations, growth and reproduction in Encelia farinosa.
Photosynthetic responses to slowly decreasing leaf water potentials in Encelia frutescens.
Photosynthesis in Encelia farinosa (Grey) in response to decreasing leaf water potential.
Abunda Cordia lutea, Encelia canescens y Capparis avicenniifolia.
El charamusco Encelia canescens domina en las arbustivas le sigue Cordia lutea y dos especies mas (INRENA, 1998).
Larrea, Ambrosia, and Encelia had the greatest live perennial-plant cover on unburned upland sites.
Within each plot, the presence/absence (frequency) of Coleogyne, Yucca, Encelia, and Gutierrezia plants was recorded.
Happy Camp Canyon Regional Park, loop trail at the east end of Broadway above Moorpark: Bladder pod, Indian paintbrush, lupine, California peony, California encelia.
Evidence of different adaptations of flower color variants of Encelia farinosa (Compositae).