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Narrow-leaved Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon angustifolium)
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Narrow-leaved Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon angustifolium)

General: Narrow-leaved Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon angustifolium) is a shrub that usually grows to about thigh-high and has toothed leaves that look wet and sticky. In early summer, the tubular flowers are white.

Yerba Santa is an uncommon component of vegetation communities on upper bajadas, moderate slopes, and washes in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

 

Family: Waterleaf (Hydrophyllaceae).

Plant Form: Erect perennial shrub.

Height: Usually to about 2-feet tall, to 6 feet.

Bark: Shreddy.

Stems: Sticky.

Narrow-leaved Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon angustifolium)

Leaves: usually coarsely toothed; alternate, leathery; 1-4 inches long; margin rolled under. Upper surface shiny and sticky; lower surface densely hairy.

Flowers: Blooms June to July. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers white, tubular with five petals at right angles to the tube.

Seeds: Black.

Habitat: Dry, well-drained sandy, gravelly, and rocky soils on upper bajadas and moderate slopes, including washes.

Elevation: 5,000 to 6,000 feet.

Distribution: California to Utah, south into Baja California

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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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