SIA0371: Hairy Plumed Cliffrose Seeds

Common Name:Cliffrose
Plant Species:Cowania stansburiana
Plant Symbol:PUST
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2003 Rosanna Hamilton
Location:Grand Canyon North Rim, Arizona

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This tall tree-like shrub is cliffrose, a shaggy evergreen member of the rose family. Its showy cream-colored blossomes and long white plumed seeds are conspicuous most of the summer. Hopi Indians made sandals, mats, and rope from its string bark, arrows from the wood, and medicine from the foliage.

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