OTHER 20th CENTURY BOTANICAL ARTISTS
OF THE SONORAN DESERT
-- WENDY C. HODGSON --

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Exhibit Item 74

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Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum
Wild chili, Chiltepin

Illustrator: © Wendy C. Hodgson
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Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert, 2001

These peppers have long been used by native people as a food preservative and medicine. The Pima Bajo people used chiltepins to relieve acid indigestion and Mayo Indians to relieve the pain of rheumatism.

Exhibit Item 75

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Phaseolus acutifolius var. latifolius
Tepary bean, T├ępari

Illustrator: © Wendy C. Hodgson
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Food Plants of the Sonoran Desert, 2001

This was an important food plant that was also cultivated and traded by native peoples. Easily propagated, the seeds can now be purchased through Native Seeds/Search in Tucson.