Hymenopappus filifolius lugens
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Hymenopappus filifolius lugens is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
Southwestern N. America - California to Utah and New Mexico.
Dry, often sandy or gravelly places in foothills and plains[
]. Sands, clays, rocks (limestones, schists, volcanics) at elevations of 1500 - 2700 metres[
This species is seen as no more than a part of the very polymorphic species H. filifolius Hook. by most authorities[
Root - chewed by the Indians[
]. Used as a chewing gum[