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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: White bracts with white to yellowish flowers, often tinged red.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Groundcover
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Roots
Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Yerba Mansa
  • Yerba-Mansa
  • Lizard Tail

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Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-07-18
canadensis or californica?
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
Date: 9-2010
My Yard, growing in pond
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-06-27

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Location: Brownstown Pennsylvania
Date: 2018-07-18

Date: 2017-06-02

Date: 2017-06-06
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2017-07-14
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2021-07-15
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2020-06-27
Location: Dearborn Heights MI
Date: 9-2010
My Yard, growing in pond
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Ray Wiegand's Nursery, Macomb, MI
Date: 2010-09-09
Location: Belgium
Date: 2007-07-18

Date: 2015-03-09
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-07-27
Location: Calico Basin west of Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: May
photo by Stan Shebs
Location: Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
Date: May
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-07-11
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
Date: 3/4/17
Location: Belgium
Date: 2007-07-18
old flower
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