Lophophora williamsii, better known by its common name Peyote, is a small cactus. It is native to southwestern Texas and Mexico and is found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert among scrub, especially where there is limestone. It flowers from March through May, and sometimes as late as September. The flowers are pink, with tiny “antlers”.
Peyote is, of course, known for its psychoactive properties when ingested. It has been and is still used worldwide as a supplement to various transcendence practices. Peyote has a long history of medicinal use by indigenous Americans as well.... the longest that we are aware of. The Toltec, Olmec, Mixtec, Aztec, and Maya all used this sacred plant with great reverence and gratitude.