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Object ID:            2013.090.014

Title:                     Yerba Santa

Habitat:                North America

Description:         Yerba Santa is green with large leaves and tiny fuzz on the leaves and stem. It has a bundle of lavendar flowers at the center. It is native to Southern California and to some parts of Nevada and Oregon. It was traditionally used for sickness. Tea with the leaves and flowers can relieve headaches. Infusions of Yerba Santa leaves and flowers were used to treat fevers, coughs, colds, stomachaches, asthma, rheumatoid pleuritis, and to purify one's blood. No notes were found on the original card from Elizabeth Windsong.

Dimensions:        H—12.7 W—20.32 cm

Kingdom:             Plantae (Plants)

Phylum:                Anthophyta (Flowering Plants)

Family:                  Boraginaceae

Genus:                  Eriodictyon

Species:                crassifolium

Collector:              Windsong, Elizabeth

Identified by:        Windsong, Elizabeth

Preparator:           Husband, Mackenzy