ERIODYCTION CALIFORNICA

ERIODYCTION CALIFORNICA

FAMILY :: HYDROPHYLLACEAE
YERBA SANTA: An aromatic evergreen shrub with many small white to purple flowers in top clusters. A tea of the leaves was considered by some northern California tribes as a specific for asthma, colds, and chronic infection of the bronchial tubes. Listed in the US Pharmacopœia for these applications. It is hardy down to the teens and is native to dry sandy sunny hill sides in Oregon and California in the USA.