Scrophulariaceae Penstemon ambiguus Torr.

Gilia Beardtongue

Navajo, Kayenta - Drug, Disinfectant

Use documented by:
Wyman, Leland C. and Stuart K. Harris, 1951, The Ethnobotany of the Kayenta Navaho, Albuquerque. The University of New Mexico Press, page 42

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Scientific name: Penstemon ambiguus Torr.
USDA symbol: PEAMA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gilia Beardtongue
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Family (APG): Orobanchaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Kayenta
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Disinfectant
Notes: Plant used as a fumigant for livestock with snakebites.

RECRD: 90932 id: 25816