Navajo Tea

Thelesperma megapotamicum

Native American groups such as the Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo, and Navajo use this plant – also known as “green thread” – to make medicinal teas and as a yellow dye. Its most common uses are for urinary tract infections and for gastrointestinal distress. It tastes surprisingly like green tea with a mild, earthy, grassy, and cooling flavour. Blooms with bright yellow daisy-like flowers.

Water: Moderate to Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: Perennial herb producing a slender, branching stem 4' tall or more

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Neutral, well-draining soil

Origin: The Americas, including the Central United States

Navajo Tea