Hairy Yerba Santa

Common Names:
Hairy Yerba Santa
Scientific name:
Eriodictyon trichocalyx var. trichocalyx
Subspecies | Variants:
Eriodictyon angustifolium
Elevation range:
<8,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
May, June, July, August
Height | Length:
1 - 6 ft.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave, Sonoran

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Hairy Yerba Santa in the desert

Eriodictyon trichocalyx is a small shrub with dark green, resinous leaves and white 5-petal flowers. Burns Canyon, CA | May 2016

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Hairy Yerba Santa in the desert

Eriodictyon trichocalyx is endemic to the southern California mountains and Baja. Many plants in this genus are aromatic.  Burns Canyon, CA | May 2016