Eriodictyon trichocalyx, Smooth leaf yerba santa. Eriodictyon trichocalyx
Common Name Hairy Yerba Santa, Smooth Leaf Yerba Santa
Latin Name Eriodictyon trichocalyx
Native Habitat Desert and mountain slopes from 300 to 9,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month
Height X Width 6 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, green, shiny
Garden Suitability Mountain, Thornless, Butterfly, Fire Retardant, Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value White to purple flowers in spring, firebreak
Nature Value Butterflies use flowers, fire retardant
Native American Uses Leaves used as tea or chewed raw to quench thirst, numerous medicinal uses
Links  
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Eriodictyon+trichocalyx
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?4518,4525,4535,4537
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=3189
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/3384.htm
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?stat=BROWSE&query_src=photos_flora_sci&where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Eriodictyon+trichocalyx&title_tag=Eriodictyon+trichocalyx
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ERTR7
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