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Woolly Paperflower

Psilostrophe tagetina


Large clump still blooming in October. This flowering plant is in the daisy family. The flower heads have 3 or 4 yellow ray florets, notched at the tip.


Spotted at the Valley of Fires State Park in New Mexico.


Ramah Navajo use a strong infusion as cathartic, also used to treat stomachache, as an eyewash, as a lotion for itching, or in cold infusion gargled or in poultice of leaves applied for sore throat. Keres, Zuni and White Mountain Apache use flowers to make yellow dye. Zuni also make a compound poultice of root to treat rattlesnake bite. (Wikipedia)

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New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Oct 17, 2019
Submitted on Dec 22, 2019

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