Porophyllum fruticulosum Rydb.
Common Name: Hierba del Venado
Porophyllum scoparium is an erect, much-branched, perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it can grow 20 - 60cm or more tall[
The plant is harvested fom the wild for local use as a medicine.
Southern N. America - New Mexico, Texas, northern Mexico
Sandy, gravelly, and rocky sites, calcareous or igneous soils, with desert scrub; at elevations from 500 - 1,400 metres[
Porophyllum scoparium is native to the semi-arid, warm temperate to subtropical regions of southwestern USA and northern Mexico.
Requires a sunny position in a well-drained soil.
The plant is employed locally as a remedy for fevers, rheumatism, and affections of the stomach and intestines[