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Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens

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Species Name: Eriodictyon crassifolium var. nigrescens
Common Name: Thick Leaf Yerba Santa

Thick Leaf Yerba Santa has large clusters purple flowers in the spring. Very attractive to butterflies. Its common name comes from the Spanish for "sacred herb" and it is an important Native American medicinal plant.

Plant Family: Hydrophyllaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 5' H x 5'W
Growth Habit: Dense shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergeen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 8200'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Distribution: Tehachapi, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Tranverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mtns, San Jacinto Mtns
Natural Habitat: Slopes, roadsides, washes, river bottoms, mesas. Elevation: 980-8200'

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