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Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californicum) potted plant, organic


Family:  Waterleaf (Hydrophyllacea)

Hardy to Zones 7 to 10

Erect, branching, evergreen shrub flowering to 6 feet tall, native to California and Southern Oregon.  Very rare to find in herbal gardens, anywhere!  The long, lance-shaped leaves of this plant are coated with aromatic resin, making them sticky and shiny.  They make a great offering when burned.  Traditional usage of dried leaves (American Indian, TWM): cough, upper respiratory infection. The flowers are beautiful, purple/lavender tubes 1/2 inch long, ocurring in clusters at the top of the stems in the months of April through June. These nectarific flowers are adored by bees and other native pollinators.  Plant prefers full sun and moderately fertile, slightly acidic soils.  Standard garden soil will work fine, although very rich soils are not recommended.  In nature, the plant is most commonly found in dried waterways, rocky outcrops and trailside on south or east facing slopes. Space plants 3 feet apart.

Potted plant, certified organically grown

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