Yerba Buena

Clinopodium douglasii
  • Description: Aromatic, trailing, evergreen, perennial herb with egg-shaped leaves and small white flowers.
  • Habitat: Open, well-drained forests, grassyclearings, and rocky slopes.
  • Harvest: Mature aromatic leaves in summer.
  • Edibility: The leaves are wonderful in tea.
  • Fun Fact: Can be grown indoors as a potted plant. ‘Yerba buena’ means ‘good herb’ in Spanish, and was the original name of San Francisco in the 1800s.

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