Yerba Mansa (Lizard Tail) - Anemopsis californica
Creeping herbaceous perennial. Native to the Southwestern US and California. Hardy to 10 degrees F. Does well in pots. The succulent, ovate leaves give rise to white, sometimes rose-tinged coneflowers. The entire plant smells good--spicy and warm. It is often found in association with geothermal springs. As might be expected, the plant is a heat dependent germinator, and high temperatures (up to 100 degrees F) and long germination times (about 3 months) are usually required to get results.
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Thrives in very warm, alkaline soil that are moist and sodden.
Planting & Growing:In full sun or partial shade, barely cover seed and keep evenly moist and very warm. Heat dependent for germinations with can take 3 months.
Harvesting & Storage: Leaves and stems can be cut as soon as established. Roots should not be harvested for at least the first year.