Pectis angustifolia

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Pectis angustifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Pectis
P. angustifolia
Binomial name
Pectis angustifolia
  • Pectis angustifolia var. fastigiata (A.Gray) D.J.Keil
  • Pectis angustifolia var. subaristata A. Gray
  • Pectis fastigiata A. Gray
  • Pectis papposa var. sessilis M.E. Jones
  • Pectis texana Cory

Pectis angustifolia, the lemonscented cinchweed, is a summer blooming annual plant which is found in Western North America, generally from Nebraska and Colorado to Arizona and Mexico. It is in flower from July to October, and the seeds ripen from September to October. Lemonscented cinchweed cannot grow in the shade. The plant is carminative and emetic. The crushed leaves have been used in the treatment of stomach aches.[citation needed]

Among the Hopi of Arizona it was known as taichima and was eaten boiled with green corn.[1]


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  1. ^ Hough, Walter (1897). "The Hopi and Their Relation to Their Plant Environment". American Anthropologist. 10: 33–44, page 37. doi:10.1525/aa.1897.10.2.02a00000.