Taxon  Report   3182    
Eriodictyon californicum  (Hook. & Arn.) Torr.
California yerba santa,  Yerba santa
Eriodictyon californicum
© 2011 John W. Wall
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Eriodictyon californicum
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Eriodictyon californicum
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Eriodictyon californicum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriodictyon californicum
© 2018 Chico Hiking Association
Genus: Eriodictyon
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Oak Woodland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Redwood Forest

Habitat: slopes, ridges

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Eriodictyon californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).