A large number of Texas desert plants are offered, used for either their food value or medicinal use. While this number is large, and offers a good idea of how man made use of the land about him, it over looks several uses made of plants, other than for food.
The Lecheguilla was in use daily, to make man's cords. It's strong fibers and pointed end would serve man well.
While not seen as a common material at the shelter, the Yucca was a basic material as well. The long shafts, split down the center was used as the base to make fires.
There is also the cane, recovered from the river below, a varied list of use. Flutes, beads, and atlatl point shafts, even as drills.
All of the plants listed above, were as vital to man as the foods we listed. The new era of man as a human, his many new crafts, would depend on them.
A pick of any of the six icons below, over 200 Texas wild flowers, will take you to the full of natures art. I have had the chance to be there, now you can join me.
PLEASE, may I suggest, you select the thumbnail display, offered with each color. The index is a list by names.
PLEASE-PLEASE, ALOW FULL SET OF DISPLAY TO LOAD, THEN CKICK ON YOUR PICK.
To return to the Pecos museum, first reduce the display size (F11), and close the wild flower, on display page. To return to the museum, use your <<< BACK KEY.
Oh yes! Save the museum address so you can come back and visit again.