A shrub with magenta-red flowers, that occurs rather rarely in the South of the USA and in the North of Mexico.
Use: The root is chewed and the juice swallowed. The medicine-men of the Hopi-Indians use this plant to endorse diagnostic divination during treatment of sick people.
Active constituents: Unknown.
Effects: Supposedly hallucinogenic.
Side effects: Not known. Some plants of this family are poisonous.
Suppliers: Seeds in garden centers and seed stores.