Shari Dixon: Apache Plume Earrings
All the 4 deserts at the Southwest of North America, viz. Mojave, CHihuahuan, Great asin and Sonoran are the native land of Apache Plume desert plants. Southeastern California, southern Colorado, southern Nevada, New Mexico, west Texas, Arizona and northern Mexico are the other native places for this desert plant. This plant is basically a variety of the Rose Family.
Thomas Kearney, the noted authority on desert flora, observed in the 1940s that Hopi Indians used a shampoo made of Apache plume to stimulate hair growth- a use that ought to attract many men to the flower.