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Woolly Paperflower


Native Growing Area

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.

Duration: Biennial,Perennial

Bloom Period: May to August

Plant Family: Asteraceae

Growth Habit: Subshrub,Forb/herb

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