Thickleaf Yerba Santa

Thickleaf Yerba Santa Plant Information


Thickleaf Yerba Santa grows in the following 1 states:

California

Eriodictyon crassifolium, or thickleaf yerba santa, is a shrub in the borage family.

Eriodictyon crassifolium is a hairy to woolly shrub growing one to three meters tall. The leaves are up to 17 centimeters long by 6 wide, gray-green with a coat of woolly hairs, and sometimes toothed along the edges. The inflorescence is a cluster of bell-shaped lavender flowers.
It is endemic to California, where it grows in several types of habitat, including chaparral, in the coastal and inland hills and mountains, mainly in the Southern California part of the state.
It was traditionally used by the Chumash people to keep airways open for proper breathing.

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