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Chaenactis douglasii - (Hook.)Hook.&Arn.
                 
Common Name Morning Brides, Douglas' dustymaiden, Alpine dustymaiden
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry to medium-moist soils along roadsides, waste places and hillsides, especially where the soil has been disturbed[212].
Range Western N. America - Montana to British Columbia, south to Arizona, California and New Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Chaenactis douglasii Morning Brides, Douglas


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Chaenactis douglasii Morning Brides, Douglas
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Physical Characteristics
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Chaenactis douglasii is a BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Cardiac;  Poultice;  Stomachic.

Morning brides was employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes who used it to treat a variety of complaints, but especially to treat skin problems[257]. It is not generally used in modern herbalism. An infusion of the whole plant has been given to children in order to slow their heart rates[257]. It is also used in the treatment of stomach complaints, coughs and colds[257]. The fresh plant, or sometimes just the leaves, are crushed and applied as a poultice to swellings, sores and aches[207, 257]. An infusion is used as a wash for a variety of skin problems including pimples, chapped hands, boils and insect bites[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a deep well-drained gritty or gravelly soil, preferably of low fertility and a sunny position[207]. Grows well in the rock garden[207]. The plant is a biennial or short-lived perennial[207].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in spring in a greenhouse[207]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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