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Chia (Salvia columbariae) in Joshua Tree National Park, California. For centuries Chia was of great economic importance to Native Americans of the Southwest and California coast. The parched seeds of the Chia were ground to make the staple flour, pinole (DesertUSA)..
  • Chia
  • Salvia columbariae
  • desert
  • desert plant
  • arid
  • dry
  • adapted
  • lack of water
  • lacking water
  • flower
  • flowers
  • joshua tree national park
  • california