The common name yerba mansa means “calming herb” in Spanish. Its bark and roots were widely used medicinally by Native Americans, and are currently regarded by herbalists as having similar immune enhancing properties as Echinacea. California native.
Water: Moderate to Wet/Moist
Hardiness: Frost Hardy
Habit: A rhizotomaceous perennial, with a 12'" stalk of white flowers similar to a small callalily emerging from a rosette of basal leaves
Light: Full Sun to Full Shade
Soil: Keep soil wet, or grow as a bog plant
Origin: Northwest Mexico and Southwestern United States, from California to Texas and North in the Plains States to Oregon
Additional Characteristics: California Native