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Eriogonum inflatum - Torr.&A.Gray.

Common Name American Pipeweed, Desert trumpet
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy to gravelly washes, flats, and slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, creosote bush, mesquite, and sagebrush communities, pinyon and/or juniper woodlands at elevations of-30 - 1800 metres[270].
Range Southwestern N. America - Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, N.Mexico, Utah and Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Eriogonum inflatum American Pipeweed, Desert trumpet


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eriogonum inflatum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). It is in flower from Aug to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) 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. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves;  Seed;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked[46, 61, 177, 257]. Tender[161]. Eaten before flowering[207]. Most commonly harvested just after emerging through the ground in spring[270]. Seed - pounded into a powder and eaten dry or mixed with water[257].

Medicinal Uses

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The plant is used as a lotion for bear and dog bites[257].

Other Uses

Straw.

The hollow stems can be cut at each end and used as drinking tubes[257].

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The notes below are based on the needs of other members of this genus. Requires a loose lean gritty well-drained soil in a very sunny position[200]. Succeeds in dry soils. Tolerates exposed positions[200]. Requires some protection from winter wet[1]. Established plants resent root disturbance[200].

Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a sandy compost in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a warm greenhouse[1]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring[1]. This has to be done with care because the plant resents root disturbance[200]. Try to obtain divisions from around the edges of the plants without digging up the whole clump. Tease the divisions out with as much root on them as possible and pot them up. Grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse until they are rooting well and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of greenwood with a heel in the summer[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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