Hairy Yerba Santa

Hairy Yerba Santa Plant Information

Hairy Yerba Santa grows in the following 1 states:


Eriodictyon trichocalyx is a species of flowering plant in the borage family known by the common name hairy yerba santa.

It is native to Southern California and Baja California, where it grows in several habitat types, including chaparral and grassland.
Eriodictyon trichocalyx is a shrub growing erect up to about 2 meters tall, with lance-shaped to oval leaves up to 14 centimeters long. They are hairless and resinous to densely woolly. The inflorescence is a cluster of white to light purple bell-shaped flowers.
The Cahuilla people of California used it to treat coughs, colds, sore throats, asthma, tuberculosis, and catarrh. It was also used as a liniment and a poultice. The Cahuilla also used it as a tea bath, where it relieved rheumatism, tired limbs, fevers, and sores.
The Chumash also used it as a liniment for the feet and chest.

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