Flat-top buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) in the San Jose de la Zorra mountain desert valley displays beautiful fall colors -- deep reddish browns during the seasonal round 2005 -- Kumeyaay California Indian Indigenous tribal village documentary, Baja California, Mexico.

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The flat-top or wild buckwheat Native American Indian medicinal plant has short, thin green leaves, and is topped in white or light pink wildflowers during its blooming season.

Kumeyaay word: Hamill
The Kumeyaay boiled the flat-top buckwheat flowers and roots to make a medicinal Indian tea that is good to sooth stomach pains, and help babies with diarrhea. Sometimes the flowers were eaten by the Kumeyaay for food.

-Source: "Delfina Cuero" by Florence Shipek

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INDIGENOUS PLANT PHOTOS Southern California Ethnobotany Plant Guide
professional hihg-resolution pictures gallery of the plants and herbs used by indigenous Native American California Indian tribes of southwestern Southern California, features California white sage used in ceremony, yucca used for fiber and lotions, buckwheat used for medicinal teas, natural juncus uses for California Indian basketweaving.

San Jose de la Zorra Kumeyaay Indian Community on-line photo documentary, Kumeyaay Indigenous lifestyle photos pictures of Kumiai Indian rancho ranchos rancho in Baja California, Mexico.

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