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Mule Fat

Asteraceae Baccharis salicifolia

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Mule Fat
Asteraceae Family
Bright orange flower, 2-3 ft tall plant Mule Fat Strange Tropical Flower Brazilian Aster Brazilian Aster
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Baccharis Genus
Mule Fat
Other Names for this Plant

Seepwillow, Water-wally, Glasswort


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Asteraceae
Asterales
Asterales
Star Order (Daisies)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

common near water sources.
accumulates significant amounts of sodium into its structures. This means that its ashes produce a sodium-rich soda ash rather than a potassium-rich potash
Navajo people use this plant in a compound infusion of plants used as a lotion for chills from immersion
The stem is used for primitive fire-making.



Mule Fat

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