looking for Creosote

Gary Matson matson at snowcrest.net
Mon Nov 30 15:24:35 EST 1998


Tom, you are right about Larrea being sold in 'Health Food' stores. It
is usually not labeled by its scientific name, but is sold as
"Chapparral", a misnomer on many levels.   GM

Tom McCloud wrote:
> 
> The latin name of creosote bush is Larrea tridentata.   There are some people
> who believe that consumption of the plant has health benefits, so dried plant
> material has become an article of commerce.   I would be surprised if you could
> not go into a so-called  'health food' store in your area and find dried Larrea
> on the shelf.                Tom McCloud
> 
> Dan Aguilar wrote:
> 
> > Hi my name s Robert and I'm looking for some Creosote bush for a Science
> > project on photosynthesizers I am working on.  Recently I was in
> > Southwestern Texas (where it's supposed to grow wild) and I couldn't find it
> > anywhere!  I live in the Pacific North West so I know I'm not gonna find it
> > anywhere around here.  If ANYBODY who reads this happens to have some would
> > you PLEASE let me know because I really need some.
> >
> > Thank you very much
> > Robert ( rob529 at n2email.com )



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