Plant List for Saturday’s CA Native Medicinal Workshop (1pm)


ok! so…here’s the plants we will be working with together on December 2nd…they’re all in the photo above, moving clockwise from the lower right hand corner:

  • Hedge nettle (Stachys rigida)
  • California Skullcap (Scutellaria californica)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Western Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa)
  • Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)
  • Oregon grape (Mahonia repens)
  • Matilija Poppy (Romneya Coulteri)
  • Buck Brush or Red root (Ceanothus cuneatus)
  • Grindelia (Grindelia stricta and others)
  • Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica)
  • Soap Root or Amole Lily (Chlorogalum pomeridianum)
  • good ol’ Cali Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • Bee Plant or Figwort (Scrophularia californica)
  • Cali Mugwort (Artemisia douglasii)

I chose the most user friendly, easily propagable plants that I have used and know well. Many herb enthusiasts will probably know most of these plants already, but many horticulturalists and gardeners will likely not.

This is A LOT of plants for an hour, hour-and-a-half talk! We may not get to all of them!

In light of our bulb sale, I’ll also briefly discuss the uses of Amole Lily, Blue Dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum), and other bulbs as important food crops for many of the indigenous peoples of California.

I’ll be honest, we might strike Oregon Grape and Mugwort from the list for a quick grouping and discussion of Bay Laurel/Redwood/Madrone and Manzanita as washes for candida and steams for colds and coughs. We may also discuss the traditional uses of Buckwheat (Eriogonums).

great! save the date! December 2nd, 1pm, at Oaktown Native Plant Nursery: 702 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA.



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