Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica), packet of 100 seeds

$3.95

Family:  Lizard Tail (Saururacea)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 12

(Manso, Yerba del Manso, Lizard Tail) Creeping herbaceous perennial.  Native to the Southwestern US and California.  Does well in pots.  The succulent, ovate leaves give rise to white, sometimes rose-tinged coneflowers.  The entire plant smells good–spicy and warm.  Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): colds, arthritis athlete’s foot, wound dressing.  The plant prefers sodden soils and hot sun, an unusual combination.  It is often found in association with geothermal springs, and there is a good wild stand at Jemez springs in NM.  As might be expected, the plant is a heat dependent germinator, and high temperatures (up to 100 degrees F) and long germination times (about 3 months) are usually required to get results.  I experimented this year pulling apart the sodden, almost moldy seedheads that were bedraggled in the winter rains, and found swollen seeds in them.  These I planted in the greenhouse, and they emerged in a few weeks.  So you see, there’s more than one way to skin a lizard tail, so to speak.  The plants make multiple upright flowers to 8 inches tall, and may be spaced 1 to 2 feet apart.

100 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica), packet of 100 seeds

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