Ericameria parishii

 
Botanical Name : Ericameria parishii
Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Ericameria
Species: E. parishii
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Asterales

Synonyms : Chrysoma parishii. Haplopappus parishii. (Greene)Blake.

Common Names: Heath Goldenrod, Parish’s rabbitbrush,Parish’s rabbitbrush

Habitat : Ericameria parishii is native to southern Southern California in the United States and to the State of Baja California in Mexico. It is found in the San Gabriel Mountains, Verdugo Mountains, eastern Santa Monica Mountains, and San Bernardino Mountains of the Transverse Ranges; and in the Peninsular Ranges. It grows on the outwash fans and exposed hillsides, 450 – 2100 metres.

Description:
Ericameria parishii is an evergreen Shrub or small tree grows up to 12 feet (3.7 m) tall. It has lance-shaped leaves up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. The plant can produce many small flower heads, each with up to 12 golden yellow disc florets but no ray florets. It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects……..CLICK & SEE THE PICTURES

Varieties:

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*Ericameria parishii var. parishii – northern Baja California; California in the mountains from San Diego County north to eastern Ventura County and southwestern San Bernardino County
*Ericameria parishii var. peninsularis (Moran) G.L.Nesom — Peninsular Ranges of northern Baja California state.

Cultivation:
Succeeds in ordinary garden soil in a sunny position. Requires a well-drained deep gritty or gravelly soil, preferably of low fertility.

Propagation:
Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.
Edible Uses: Seed may be eatable.

Medicinal Uses: The plant has been used for medical purposes, but the details we could not yet find. .

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ericameria_parishii
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ericameria+parishii

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