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Eleven species in two genera are native to North America.

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Limnanthes douglasii R. Br.
Douglas Meadowfoam, Poached Egg Flower

The seeds contain a 'mustard oil' thioglucoside (Kjaer 1960) such as produce irritant effects from Cruciferae species.


  • Kjaer, A. (1960) Naturally derived isothiocyanates (mustard oils) and their parent glucosides. In: Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products. ed. Zechmeister, L. Vol. 18. Vienna. Springer-Verlag. pp. 122-176.

Richard J. Schmidt [Valid HTML 4.01!]

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