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Tarweed

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Tarweed
Greasy Creek
August 30, 2009

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Tarweed
Greasy Creek
August 30, 2009

Oil is expressed from the seed and used as a table oil or lubricant. The nutritious seed can be dried and ground into a meal. From scalded seeds, the oil can be used for soap making. Flowering tops were used for a poison oak remedy. Leaves used as a tonic for inflamatory rheumatism. Northern California Indians made a cough syrup by drying the buds.

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