to display context-
sensitive ads on this
page. Learn how to
manage Google cookies
by visiting the
Google Technologies Centre
▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼
▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲
580 species in 19 genera are of cosmopolitan distribution and especially found in America.
[Summary yet to be added]
- Lewisia rediviva Pursh
- Bitter Root
The root of this xerophytic plant is intensely bitter when raw. The root when cooked was an important food of western North American Indians (Medsger 1939).
- Portulaca oleracea
Purslane is said to allay the cutaneous effects of the mature pine processionary caterpillar (Thaumatopoeida) (Rostenburg and Solomon 1968).
- Talinum polyandrum
The sap is acrid (Pammel 1911).
- Medsger OP (1939) Edible Wild Plants. New York: The Macmillan Company [WorldCat]
- Pammel LH (1911) A Manual of Poisonous Plants. Chiefly of North America, with Brief Notes on Economic and Medicinal Plants, and Numerous Illustrations. Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press [WorldCat] [url] [url-2]
- Rostenberg, A. and Solomon, L.M. (1968) Jean Henri Fabre and the patch test. Archs Derm. 98: 188.