Title: Eriodictyon
Additional Names: Yerba santa; consumptive's weed; bear's weed; mountain balm; gum plant
Literature References: Dried leaves of Eriodictyon californicum (H. & A.) Greene, Hydrophyllaceae. Habit. U.S. (California). Constit. Volatile oil, eriodictyol, homoeriodictyol, chrysoeriodictyol, xanthoeriodictyol, eriodonol, eriodictyonic acid, ericolin, resin.
Use: Pharmaceutic aid (flavor).
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Eriodictyon californicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Hydrophylloideae
Genus: Eriodictyon

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Eriodictyon is a genus of plants within the Hydrophylloideae subfamily of the Boraginaceae family.

It includes Yerba Santa (Eriodictyon californica), along with other similarly named plants. Yerba santa means "sacred herb" in the Spanish language.