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Eriodictyon californicum - Plant

Eriodictyon californicum - Plant

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Embark on a botanical journey with Vermi Organics' Eriodictyon californicum Plant. This evergreen shrub, native to the western United States, enchants with its lance-shaped leaves and clusters of tubular flowers. Delve into the beauty and therapeutic legacy of Californian Yerba Santa, where nature's symphony plays in hues of green and lavender.

About: Eriodictyon californicum Plant, a member of the Boraginaceae family, is a resilient shrub that thrives in the diverse landscapes of California and neighboring regions. Also known as Yerba Santa, meaning "Holy Herb" in Spanish, this plant holds cultural significance among indigenous communities for its traditional uses. Vermi Organics introduces Californian Yerba Santa as a celebration of the botanical richness and healing traditions of the American West.

Benefits: Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Eriodictyon californicum Plant offers a range of therapeutic benefits. Traditionally used by indigenous peoples for its medicinal properties, it is believed to have respiratory and expectorant benefits. In gardens, Yerba Santa supports biodiversity by attracting pollinators and beneficial insects.

Type of Plant: Californian Yerba Santa is an outdoor shrub that flourishes in garden landscapes, particularly in regions with a Mediterranean climate. While primarily an outdoor plant, it can also be cultivated in large containers on patios, providing a touch of the Californian wilderness to urban spaces.

Care: Caring for Eriodictyon californicum involves understanding its native habitat and providing conditions that mimic its natural environment. This shrub prefers well-draining soil and thrives in full sun to partial shade. Once established, Yerba Santa is relatively low-maintenance, requiring occasional watering and minimal pruning.

Common Names: Eriodictyon californicum is commonly known as Californian Yerba Santa. In addition to its botanical name, it may also be referred to simply as Yerba Santa or Mountain Balm.


  • Leaves: The lance-shaped leaves of Californian Yerba Santa are dark green, often with a resinous texture, contributing to the plant's aromatic quality.
  • Flowers: Yerba Santa produces clusters of tubular lavender flowers, creating a visually striking contrast against the green foliage.
  • Height: This evergreen shrub can reach heights of 3 to 6 feet, forming a bushy and dense habit.

Special Features: Californian Yerba Santa stands out with its special features that make it a unique addition to gardens and landscapes:

  • Aromatic Foliage: The leaves of Yerba Santa are aromatic, releasing a pleasant resinous fragrance when touched or brushed against.
  • Medicinal Traditions: Yerba Santa has a rich history of traditional medicinal use, particularly for respiratory and chest conditions. It continues to be valued in herbal medicine.

Uses: Explore the versatile uses of Eriodictyon californicum in enhancing various aspects of your garden and outdoor spaces:

  • Native Plant Landscapes: Incorporate Californian Yerba Santa into native plant landscapes, celebrating the natural flora of the American West.
  • Mediterranean Gardens: Cultivate Yerba Santa in gardens with a Mediterranean climate, where its resilience and aromatic qualities thrive.
  • Container Gardening: Showcase Yerba Santa in large containers on patios or decks, bringing a touch of Californian wilderness to urban settings.
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