Thick Leaved Yerba Santa

Common Names:
Thick Leaved Yerba Santa
Scientific name:
Eriodictyon crassifolium
Subspecies | Variants:
Eriodictyon crassifolium var. crassifolium, Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens
Elevation range:
60 - 7,000 ft
Flowering Months:
March, April, May, June
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
Notes:
Food for insects & larvae
Ancestral Usage:
medicinal
State Occurrences:
Endemic to:
California
Desert region:
Sonoran

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Thickleaf Yerba Santa in the desert

Leaves of Eriodictyon crassifolium are thick and velvety with with toothed margins. They are covered in soft, velvety hairs giving them a distinct gray cast. Flowers (not shown) are trumpet-shaped and lavender. Palm Springs, CA | February 2015