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Thelesperma trifidum - (Poir.)Britton.
                 
Common Name Stiff greenthread
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Calcareous barrens and plains[43]. Dry soils[235].
Range Central and Southern N. America - South Dakota, Missouri and Nebraska to Colorado, Texas and Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Thelesperma trifidum Stiff greenthread


Clarence A. Rechenthin @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Thelesperma trifidum Stiff greenthread
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3
   
Physical Characteristics
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Thelesperma trifidum is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Jun to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Tea.

A tea is made from the leaves[61, 161, 177, 257].
Medicinal Uses


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TB.

The plant has been used in the treatment of children with tuberculosis[257].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Succeeds in any moderately fertile well-drained soil in full sun[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in situ, only just covering the seed. In dry weather the seed should be watered in.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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