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Colorado Green Thread, Showy Navajo Tea
Scientific Name: Thelesperma ambiguum Gray
Synonym: Thelesperma fraternum, Thelesperma megapotamicum var. ambiguum
Family: Asteraceae
Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), northern Mexico, in high elevation grassy plains, 4000 to 7500 feet elevation (1200-2200 m)

Growth Habits: Slender bushy perennial, 1 to 2 feet tall (30-60 cm); leafy at the bottom of the plant; opposite leaves with a few pinnate lobes

Watering Needs: Little water


The flowers and young leaves are used to make a herbal tea.

Blooming Habits:
masses of yellow daisies in the summer

Fruiting Habits:

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