Colourado Rubber Plant
This plant’s common name likely originates in the milky latex secreted by its roots. A distinguishing feature is the mostly basal leaves that are divided into three to seven narrow segments. The flowers, about 2 cm across, form a flat topped yellow cluster.
Wilkinson reports, “The Blood used this plant to treat headaches, colds and liver ailments, to colour arrow shafts and to fix dyed materials.” (272)
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Wilkinson, Kathleen. 1999. Wildflowers of Alberta: A Guide to Common Wildflowers and Other Herbaceous Plants. University of Alberta Press and Lone Pine Publishing, AB.