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Pseudognaphalium luteoalbum. Cudweed. Pukatea.

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Gnaphalium luteoalbum

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Young leaves chewed by children (Best 1902)

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For bruises - leaves pressed for juice, applied "after scarifying to the seat of pain" (O'Carroll 1884).

Plant astringent and pectoral (Rageau, cited in Brooker et al 1987). Used as a general remedy by the Australian Aborigine (Watt & Breyer-Brandwijk, ibid)

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0'Carroll 1884 mentions "puapuatea - a weed." Possibly this plant. Pukatea weed could also be Epilobium cinereum.

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28 May 2007
5 July 2020
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