Hoita macrostachya Hoita macrostachya Hoita macrostachya
Common Name Leather Root, Large Leather Root
Latin Name Hoita macrostachya
Native Habitat Between 0 feet and 5,000 feet in California wetlands
Soil Riparian
Water Often
Height X Width 2 feet X 2 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen green
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Soil stabilized along streams or ponds
Nature Value Birds eat seeds
Native American Uses Thread and rope made from roots as is a yellow dye, root eaten raw, cooked, or dried for later use
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4198
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoita_macrostachya
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Psoralea+macrostachya
    Images http://www.coestatepark.com/hoita_macrostachya.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.yerbabuenanursery.com/viewplant.php?pid=1221
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HOMA4