California fuschia, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California, Epilobium cana

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California fuschia, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California.  A member of the primrose family.  Local tribes occasionally ate seeds of this species, while leaves and roots were sometimes boiled and eaten.  Settlers gathered seeds and used them as a natural remedy for a variety of illnesses, effectively, since this species contains gamma-linoleic acid. USA, Epilobium cana, natural history stock photograph, photo id 11334
California fuschia, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California. A member of the primrose family. Local tribes occasionally ate seeds of this species, while leaves and roots were sometimes boiled and eaten. Settlers gathered seeds and used them as a natural remedy for a variety of illnesses, effectively, since this species contains gamma-linoleic acid. USA

Species: California fuschia, Epilobium cana
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California
Image ID: 11334
Format: Digital 3:2
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