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Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon angustifolium)

Natural History

Yerba Santa  is a member of the Waterleaf Family. It is a woody shrub growing to 6.5 feet in height and has sticky, leathery, evergreen leaves with a prominent mid-vein that grow to 4 inches in length. The plant grows on dry hillsides, along roads and in washes at elevations between 2000 - 7000 feet.

Yerba Santa is browsed by mule deer.

Yerba Santa blooms between April - August and produces a white to pale lavender, funnel-shaped flower with 5 petals to 3/8 inches in width which grow in clusters at the end of the stem.

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