guie' yaana

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
guie' yaana
Spanish
Description:
Abundant creeping herb, with a white flower that resembles a corncob, hence the name guie' yaana, meaning "corncob flower". There are considered to be two types: one is a mountain herb, and the flowers are white (Amaranthaceae Gomphrena filaginoides), while the other produces a purple flower that is sold as a decorative flower and is used along with cempasúchil and cresta gayo to compose flower arrangements for All Saints' Day.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Potreros de ganado. Selva baja espinosa. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
xhaga la, bia gueta, batuuba', chumaga, bacua, biibi, biquiiche, sabi duni, yaga bii, guiichi xumi, xcuaana biichi, bigupi benda, guie' se', tau cuuni, xuba' be'za, guiichi bii, guiichi yaa, guiichi xumi, luba' xcu'du, chumaga