Eriodictyon californicum (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.
California yerba santa
Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)
USDA Symbol: erca6
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriodictyon californicum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriodictyon californicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriodictyon californicum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff