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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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UC/JEPS: Consortium search results for Eriodictyon altissimum.
Left: A tall individual of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum with flowers in Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve East in Los Osos.
The known geographic distribution of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum in western San Luis Obispo County in central coastal California.
Upper: Flowers of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum on a tall individual, southwest Guidetti Ranch.
Upper: Ramets (the vertical stems) produced from underground rhizomes (indicated by black arrows) of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum at southwest Guidetti Ranch.
Upper: An individual of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum growing in an open area on the main ridge of Indian Knob mountain, southwest Guidetti Ranch.
Upper: A colony of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum growing on an old rockslide on a steep slope of Indian Knob mountain, southwest Guidetti Ranch, San Luis Obispo County, California (occurrence 5), 5 May 2016.
A colony of Indian Knob mountainbalm Eriodictyon altissimum beside the dirt/rock road in south central Guidetti Ranch.