Botanical: Helianthus maximiliani
Plant in the sun.
Winter hardy to zone: 3
Uses: Medicinal/Cut Flower/Barrier
The flowers can be used in flower arrangements. Whole plant can be used as possible livestock forage and act as barrier for deer (even more effective when stems are cut of at 3-4′ level) and grass invasion. Reports say tea can be made from the leaves and used in the treatment of high fevers whereas tea made from the flowers has been used in the treatment of malaria and lung ailments. The crushed leaves can be used as a poultice on sores, swellings, snake bites or spider bites. A decoction of the roots has been used as a warm wash on rheumatic aches and pains.
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