Ipomopsis longiflora

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Ipomopsis longiflora
Ipomopsis longiflora flower.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Ipomopsis
Species: I. longiflora
Binomial name
Ipomopsis longiflora
(Torr.) V.E.Grant

Ipomopsis longiflora (common name flaxflowered gilia or flaxflowered ipomopsis) is a plant. The Zuni people use the dried, powdered flowers and water of I. longiflora subsp. longiflora to create a poultice to remove hair on newborns and children. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Camazine, Scott & Robert A. Bye (1980). "A study of the medical ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico". Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2 (4): 365–388. doi:10.1016/S0378-8741(80)81017-8. PMID 6893476.