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CHAPARRAL BROOM Coyote Bush
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In this California desert picture, a wild indigenous Chaparral Broom (Baccharis pilularis), aka Coyote Bush, is photographed on a Kumeyaay Indian tribal ranchero, Rancho Tipai, in northwestern Baja California, Mexico.
The native California Indians, including the Kumeyaay, used the chaparral broom plant to make brooms and brushes for sweeping their homes.
Hold the mouse over the picture to rollover a close-up photo of the chaparral broom plant in bloom showing its needle-like leaves and flower blossoms white tiny buds blossoming.
The smaller reddish plants growing around the large green chaparral broom plant are wild flat-top buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), a medicinal plant also used by the Kumeyaay and California Indians.
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