Eriodictyon angustifolium Nutt.
Family: Boraginaceae
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L.R. Landrum  
Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Common Name: narrowleaf yerba santa Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Shrub General: Spreading shrub to 2 m tall, with shredding bark on older branches, glabrous and sticky on younger stems. Leaves: Lanceolate to narrowly linear with toothed and revolute margins, dark green and usually resinous sticky to glabrous above, white tomentose beneath, 2-5 mm wide, 3-10 cm long. Flowers: Clusters of white flowers crowd at the branch tips in scorpioid cymes of terminal panicles, calyx lobes sparsely hirsutulous 2-3 mm long, green, corollas of individual flowers funnelform and deeply lobed, 4-7 mm long, appearing as 5 petals, white to sometimes tending towards lilac. Fruits: Small, ovoid 4-valved capsules about 2 mm long. Ecology: Found on dry, rocky slopes in chapparal country, from 2,000-7,000 ft (610-2134 m); flowers April-August. Distribution: Ranges from California to Nevada and Utah, south to Arizona and south further to Baja California. Notes: The sticky, aromatic leaves with their deep dark green color and the light colored tomentose below are good diagnostics for this species. Ethnobotany: Decoction of the leaves and stems used as a wash for cuts, indigestion, laxative, antidiarrheal, dermatological aid, a gastrointestinal aid, and a laxative. Decoction of leaves taken for vomiting, coughs, expectorant, tuberculosis, stomachaches, and for rheumatism. Etymology: Eriodictyon is derived from Green erion for wool and diktuon for net, a reference to the underside of the leaves, while angustifolium means narrow leaved. Synonyms: Eriodictyon angustifolium var. amplifolium Editor: LCrumbacher, 2011
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