Anemopsis californica


Common Name: Yerba Mansa


Family: Saururaceae

Origin: California

Type: Perennial herb

Size: 1.5 ft. high, 3-9 ft. wide.

Flowers: White flowers with yellow-tinged cone centers, late winter, spring; fragrant dull green elliptical leaves.

Uses: Areas with more water, ground cover.

Wildlife: (None found.)

Soil: Fertile, preferably moist, but well-drained.

Water: Medium to high. 

Sun: Full sun to shade.

Pruning: Can be sheared back in winter when it becomes unsightly.

Pests & Diseases: (None found.)

Notes: Native Americans used all parts of this plant as a disinfectant. Hardy to 25° F.