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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Variation in leaf carbon isotope discrimination in Encelia farinose: Implications for growth, competition and drought survival.
Likewise, Ehleringer (1984) found for the shrub Encelia farinosa that the leaf water potential of plants from which neighbors had been removed was significantly and appreciably higher than in the leaves of control plants three months after the last rain.
There are clumps of the yellow-flowered Encelia farinosa (Asteraceae), with specimens of the spiny ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens, see also photos 57 and 145) and the extremely prickly teddy bear cholla (Opuntia bigelovii), easily recognized by its abundant bright cream spines that embed themselves in passing animals.
Photosynthetic responses to slowly decreasing leaf water potentials in Encelia frutescens.
Abunda Cordia lutea, Encelia canescens y Capparis avicenniifolia.
arborea shrubs grows along a hillside with other coastal sage scrub species (e.g., Artemisia californica, Eriogonum fasciculatum, and Encelia californica).
Relative importance values of plants associated with antelope jackrabbit sign and observations in the Central Gulf Coast subdivision of Sonoran Desertscrub (xeric microphyll shrub) were: brittlebush Encelia farinosa (55.3%), creosote L.
Uroleucon ambrosiae (Thomas, 1878) Essig (1953): Macrosiphum ambrosiae Chrysanthemum sp.: Essig (1953); Encelia sp.: Essig (1953); Gerbera jamesonii: Essig (1953); Nicotiana sp.: Essig (1953); Picris sp.?: Essig (1953).
Both sites consist of coastal sage scrub with the Motte Reserve dominated by California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), brittle bush (Encelia farinosa), and black sage (Salvia mellifera).
hookeri 'Cream Delight' with a cream- and green-striped agave and brittle-bush (Encelia farinosa).
Photosynthesis in Encelia farinosa Gray in response to decreasing water potential.