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Native Americans and Mormon pioneers of the southwest drank a tea called Brigham tea, Mormon Tea or Squaw tea. This is a common plant that grows in the desert areas of the southwest, but is also found in the inter-mountain regions of Oregon south extending into California, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Texas, Utah and New Mexico.
It is a medium-sized shrub that grows up to 4 feet high and appears to have no leaves. It looks like a thicket of numerous green, jointed, leafless branches with conspicuous nodes at the joints. It actually does have small, scale-like leaves and tiny male and female flowers which bloom February through April.…Read More...