Oct. 3, 2017


Here's a view of tansyaster habitat.  It's a common plant throughout the west.  The southwestern tribes often used it for medicine.  I imagine the amazing Anasazi of Mesa Verde used it in the same ways.  I have found no references, but would expect these seeds to show up in excavations.  

Long ago, as I traveled west, and saw the wonders of the Rockies, then headed for the canyons, Mesa Verde didn't seem important to stop at.  I would have been wrong.  It's now one of our favorite stops.