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Eriodictyon californicum (California yerba santa)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Eriodictyon californicum

Eriodictyon californicum (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.

California Yerba Santa

Hydrophyllaceae (Waterleaf Family)


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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Leaf: Dark Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eriodictyon californicum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriodictyon californicum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriodictyon californicum


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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