ericameria laricifolia

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turpentine bush

turpentine bush

Round mound-shaped bush 3ft (1m) covered with bright yellow showy flowers in the fall. Bright green needle-like leaves. Used externally, applied to all kinds of skin conditions like ulcers, wounds, bedsores. Natural turpentine is a known antiseptic, expectorant. Go easy, test.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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On 13 October, after checking many clumps of Gutierrezia sarothrae and just before exiting the west end of FR 4186, we stopped at a lone roadside Turpentine Bush (Ericameria laricifolia) (Asteraceae).