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Eriodictyon trichocalyx - A.A.Heller.
                 
Common Name Hairy Yerba Santa
Family Hydrophyllaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry hills[200].
Range South-western N. America - California to Mexico.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Eriodictyon trichocalyx Hairy Yerba Santa


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Eriodictyon trichocalyx Hairy Yerba Santa
   
Physical Characteristics
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Eriodictyon trichocalyx is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses: Tea.

The fresh or dried leaves have been used as a tea[257]. The leaves have been used as a wayside nibble to quench the thirst[257].
Medicinal Uses


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Antiasthmatic;  Antirheumatic;  Blood purifier;  Febrifuge.

The leaves are blood purifier and febrifuge[257]. A poultice of the freshly pounded leaves has been applied to relieve the pain of rheumatic joints[257]. A decoction of the leaves has been taken internally to treat TB, sore throats, rheumatism, asthma, catarrh, fevers, coughs and colds[257].
Other Uses
Fire retardant;  Soil stabilization.

Planted as a fire-break and also for erosion control in California[200].
Cultivation details
Requires a position in full sun in a well-drained sandy soil[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to about -5°c[200]. It is probably best grown against a sunny wall.
Propagation
Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Eriodictyon californicumYerba Santa, California yerba santa23
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