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Can I eat Rabbitbrush?
A latex obtained from the root of Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) can be used as a chewing gum.
Medicinal uses for Rabbitbrush
Native Americans used a poultice made from the plant tips to treat boils and rheumatic joints. Also, mashed leaves were used to treat tooth cavities.
Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) is an extremely variable species. It flourishes in dry open slopes, grasslands, shrublands and open forests.
Rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus) is native from the western United States to Nebraska and is often seen growing along side sagebrush. Rabbitbrush thrives in areas recently disturbed. It establishes itself quickly after fire, flood or rockslide tears through.