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Anemopsis californica

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Anemopsis californica
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Anemopsis californica

Botanical Name: Anemopsis californica
Common Name: Yerba Mansa

Atttractive foliage, flowers, and seed pods. Leaves have medicinal value in local Native American cultures. Goes completely deciduous in the late fall, disappearing into the ground, then reappearing with warmer weather. Spreads by stolons (above ground stems).

Plant Family: Saururaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: Less than 1' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Clumps connected by stolons
Deciduous/Evergreen: Fall/Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable, saline or alkaline
Water Requirements: Regular to constant
Cold Hardy to: 5,100'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Southwest Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley, San Francisco Bay, South Coast Ranges, South Coast, n. & s. Channel Is., Peninsular Range, Mojave Desert
Natural Habitat: Wet or moist areas. Seeps or springs, from 225' to 5,100'.

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