Scientific Name: Psilostrophe tagetina
Common Names: Woolly Paperflower
Psilostrophe tagetina is a flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Woolly paperflower. Clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers cover the plant. It prefers dry rocky or sandy soils.
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 die. Zuni also make a compound poultice of root to treat rattlesnake bite.
Bloom Color(s): yellow
Plant Height: to 1 1/2 ft.
Bloom Period: May to August
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Subshrub,Forb/herb
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