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

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Exhibit Item 76

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Lippia palmeri
Orégano

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

Orégano is an aromatic seasoning herb that is often used like sage or thyme. The leaves are usually collected and hung to dry after a heavy rain and preferably before fragrant white flowers appear since it they are bitter.

Exhibit Item 77

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Nolina microcarpa
Beargrass, Sacahuista

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

Native peoples ground the seeds into flour for bread, ate the fruit and used the stalk as a vegetable. Strangely, this plant provides food for animals such as white-tailed deer but is poisonous to sheep, cattle and goats.