Regional Natives of particular interest: Jojoba

 A row of Jojoba bushes growing along a canyon ridge northwest of Otay Mesa; has grayish-green foliage.  Usually gets about 8 feet all around, more or less.  Plants are normally single-sex, so a female plant and a male plant must be present to produce nuts on the female plant.   Produces nuts that are edible and tasty, but were never a staple food of the Native Americans since the fat type in the nut is not well-used by our bodies, but in small to moderate quantities on occasion as may be found enjoyable, no problem.  Otherwise, the nut wax/oil is used in various commercial products, including cosmetics.

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