eriodictyon californicum

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yerba santa

yerba santa

Shrub with thin pointy lance-shaped leaves. Smaller branches and leaves are coated with sticky resin that sometimes has black fungus on it (don”t use that part). Bell-shaped purple-white flowers. Smells and tastes bad. Leaf tea used for upper respiratory conditions, asthma, expectorant, cough, congestion, dilates bronchial tubes
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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