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Alkali

Rushpea (Indian)


Sunflower Family : Asteraceae

Latin Name : Hoffmanseggia glauca
Longevity : Perennial
Season : Warm
Origin : Native
Value :
Wildlife – good
Livestock – poor

Remarks :

Also known as, "Hog-potato", in reference to the large tubers about 6 inches under ground, these tubers were once fed to hogs. Other common name is, "Mesquite Weed", in reference to the leaves of this plant resemble small, mesquite seedling plants. This plant grows in scattered colonies, large and small. Flowers March to September. Western Indian tribes gathered these tubers and roasted them for food. Adapted to various soils on the plains, deserts, rangelands, along open slopes, hillsides and bluffs. Good browse for deer and antelope. Fair grazing for livestock.

Source: USDA-NRCS

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