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  • n. genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses


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  • Hierba de conejo (Indian paintbrush) castilleja lanata: Growing wild in desert areas of the United States and Mexico, this bright red-flowered herb was traditionally used by the indigenous people of what is now the state of Nevada, and by the Zapotec people of Oaxaca, where it is still frequently added to a pot of beans or rice.

    A Culinary Guide to Mexican Herbs: Las Hierbas de Cocina


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