6 responses to “Purshia mexicana”

  1. Beverley

    Purshia – Z6 – RLHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths

  2. Karen Vaughan

    I wonder if “romero cedro” is used ceremonially like rosemary or cedar.

  3. Meg Bernstein

    That is a beautiful pencil drawing on page 115. I wonder who did it.

  4. Heather Dunbar

    San Miguel de Allende in the state of Guanaguato, is in the Meseta Central section of the Estado Unidos de Mexico. In that region you find “El Bajío”, which includes the states of Guanajuato, Michoacán, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo and Querétaro.
    I don’t think this region is topographically considered to be a plane, per se, but rather an “altiplano” or *raised* plane, which we would call a plateau in English and presumably French. 80% of the Mexican population lives on the Meseta Central.
    I used to live near San Miguel de Allende in Querétaro City as an exchange student in 1969-70 and returned in 1976 for a visit. What a jewel of a small, colonial city San Miguel de Allende is! I stayed in a free-standing masonry cottage entirely shaded by a thick covering of blooming fuschia bouganvillea- for about $3/day in 1976. It was a kitchenette of sorts, with an open charcoal pit on one stone counter for cooking. This was the sort of resort where Mexicans themselves might stay and tourists might never have the good luck to encounter. Pues hay que hablar español.

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Thank you, Heather. Nothing better than hearing from someone who is familiar with the area!

  6. Jennifer

    This is a lovely plant! The flowers almost look like potentilla flowers. I wonder if this plant or a plant in the family with similar growth habit and flowers will grow in the SE United States…? Anyone know…?

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