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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eriodictyon californicum (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.
California yerba santa
USDA Symbol: ERCA6
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
California Yerba Santa is a member of the waterleaf family (family Hydrophyllaceae) which consists mainly of herbs, rarely shrubs, often bristly or glandular, with flowers often arranged along one side of the branches or at the tip of the stem in coils like fiddlenecks.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Dark Green Fruit:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff