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Sulfur Flower

Eriogonum umbellatum
Polygonaceae family

Sulfur flower is a ground spreading perennial with woody branching.



The interesting thing about the plant is its root. It is edible and quite large. A common weight is 5-15 pounds, but has been recorded up to 87 pounds. This large root can be baked or boiled, an excellent survival food for groups.

Four-wing Saltbush

Western Wild Grape


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