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yerba buena (yĕrˈbə bwāˈnə), trailing evergreen perennial (Micromeria chamissonis) of the family Labiatae (mint family). It is native to W North America and especially common to woodland areas along the Pacific coast. Its aromatic leaves were gathered by the Native Americans of California for use in a medicinal tea. Yerba buena is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
Yerba Buena Island
Yerba Buena Island, 300 acres (121 hectares), W Calif., in San Francisco Bay. It is the midpoint of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, which crosses the island through a tunnel. There are coast guard facilities on the island. Neighboring Treasure Island, 400 acres (162 hectares), connected to Yerba Buena by a causeway, was constructed with fill for the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939–40) and was then (1942–97) a U.S. naval air station.
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