narrow-leaved yerba santa Hydrophyllaceae Eriodictyon
angustifolium Nutt. symbol: ERAN2
Leaf: Alternate, semi-evergreen, lanceolate, to 4 inches long, entire or with teeth; dark green, resinous, and sticky above, white tomentose below; petioles short or absent; margins toothed and revolute; aromatic.
Flower: Species is monoecious; individual flowers white, 1/4 inch, with 5 petals, borne in panicles at the ends of branches; appearing during summer.
Fruit: A 4-parted capsule 1/8 inch long.
Twig: Glabrous, red-brown, sticky.
Bark: Gray-brown and smooth, becoming shreddy.
Form: A shrub to 6 feet with very dense branches.
Additional Range Information: Eriodictyon angustifolium is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See the full-size PDF map.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information