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Species Name: Satureja douglasii
Common Name: Yerba Buena
- Wonderful aromatic ground cover, makes a great tea. Delicate white flowers. Perfect for a shady border or in a hanging basket. Stems will root in the ground as it grows.
- Plant Family: Lamiaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 6 in. H x spreading
- Growth Habit: Low, trailing
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Infrequent to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer
- Flower Color: White
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, Central Western CA, Transverse Range
- Natural Habitat: Shady places, chaparral, woodland, below 1,800'
- Care and Maintenance
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A pretty little trailing plant much prized for its fragrance. Very useful as a ground cover under trees. Gallon cans, 35c."
- Other Names
- Micromeria chamissonis
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.