Eriodictyon californicum
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Eriodictyon californicum

California yerba santa
holy herb

  family hydrophyllaceae 
  genus eriodictyon 

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Genus  Eriodictyon Species  californicum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  California yerba santa   holy herb Family  HYDROPHYLLACEAE Specimen number  S6714 Data source  MedPl p203;Frgnt p287
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Eriodictyon californicum has mild resinous flowers and leaves.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  expectorant   antiasthmatic   bronchiolytic Medicinal parts  Leaves Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Eriodictyon californicum is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an expectorant, an antiasthmatic or a bronchiolytic. The plant parts used in herbal preparations are the leaves.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  flowers are slightly fragrant; leaves are strongly aromatic when crushed Fragrance parts  Flowers   Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Resinous Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Eriodictyon californicum is a wildflower and is considered to have originated from Central and Southern California.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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