Yerba Mansa

Anemopsis californica

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

Yerba Mansa