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Peyote

Lophophora williamsii (/lˈfɒfərə wɪliˈæmsi/) or peyote (/pəˈjti/) is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. The English common name peyote is a Spanish loanword, which comes from the Nahuatl name peyōtl [ˈpejoːt͡ɬ], said to derive from a root meaning "glisten" or "glistening". Other sources translate the Nahuatl word as "Divine Messenger". Peyote is native to Mexico and southwestern Texas. It is found primarily in the Chihuahuan Desert and in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosí among scrub. It flowers from March through May, and sometimes as late as September. The flowers are pink, with thigmotactic anthers (like Opuntia).

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