Friday, May 22, 2009

Yerba Mansa

We have a patch of Yerba Mansa growing in our pasture by the river. It's been here since before I showed up in 1973. Every May our Yerba Mansa patch puts up a galaxy of white flowers. Every flower is irregular, and no two are alike. The thick leaves smell vaguely like Vicks Vap-O-Rub.

Yerba Mansa has long been considered a medicinal herb, but in recent years has achieved high status. It is now a Big Deal that I have Yerba Mansa growing on my land. I'm now thinking about ways to propagate it in the garden since I prefer not to dig up wild clumps.


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