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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.




BERLANDIERA
COMPOSITAE
aka Green Eyes
(Berlandiera lyrata)
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A perennial plant of the Helianthus family found growing in Kansas, Arkansas, west to Arizona and northern Mexico. Plant is erect, branched to 20"; leaves are oblong to 7" long, deeply pinnately lobed in the lower half, whitish beneath; the disc of the flower is maroon with yellow rays that are brownish beneath. Blooms spring and summer. Heads expand in the morning.

Flowers were once used to season food.





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