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Navajo Tea
Thelesperma filifolium
Uses: Medicinal/Beverage Duration: Annual/Perennial (hardy in zones 4-11)
When to Sow: Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Greenthread; Hopi tea) A low growing annual or perennial wildflower with eye-catching displays of yellow daisies throughout the summer. Native to the western plains and mountain states of the U.S. Once used by the Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo for tuberculosis and is still used today as an anti-inflammatory to ease aches and pains. The thread-like leaves have a pleasant aroma when crushed and can be used to make a beverage tea that tastes like green tea. Very drought tolerant, it is usually found in dry sandy or gravelly soils, but it can adapt well to most garden soils, even clay soils if well-drained. Ht. 30-45cm/12-18".
S4260-001 SowNatural(tm) Seeds $4.50/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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