Yerba Mansa

Anemopsis californica

Anemopsis californica, often called yerba mansa, is a herbaceous perennial native to wetlands in California and the southwestern United States. Known for its broad, glossy leaves and cone-shaped clusters of white flowers, it has cultural significance in Native American medicine.

This plant is valued for its traditional medicinal uses and serves as an important component of wetland ecosystems, providing habitat for diverse wildlife.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwestern U.S.
Family: Saururaceae (Lizard’s Tail Family)
Size: 4″ – 30″ tall
Watering: High
Growth Rate:
Soil: Wet or moist
Disease and Pests:
Notes: Stems root as they grow along the surface. Goes dormant in winter


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