Fendlera rupicola var. wrightii 


Fendlerbush or Wright's Fendlerbush - Fendlera rupicola var. wrightii
 Railroad Canyon, Black Range, New Mexico
May 2014

The Wright’s Fendlerbush (Fendlera rupicola var. wrightii) shown here was growing on a very rocky slope.  It was used by some of the Native Peoples, especially the Navajo as a medical  remedy (as a cathartic, to kill head lice, etc.) and in religious ceremonies.

Photographs immediately above and below from Railroad Canyon, Black Range
New Mexico - June 9, 2019

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