Seaside Oxeye

(Borrichia frutescens)

Yellow flowers bloom most profusely in spring and summer. At maturity the flower heads turn down and disperse the abundant brown seeds. Birds and rodents consume the seeds. A tea prepared from leaves and branch tips is used as a home remedy for colds, coughs, back pains, asthma, malaria and fish poisoning. In the past leaves were eaten in salad with vinegar to prevent scurvy.

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