genus Eriodictyon

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Noun1.genus Eriodictyon - small genus of evergreen shrubs of southwestern United States and Mexico
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
Eriodictyon californicum, yerba santa - viscid evergreen shrub of western United States with white to deep lilac flowers; the sticky aromatic leaves are used in treating bronchial and pulmonary illnesses
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Review of Indian Knob Mountainbalm.--Indian Knob mountainbalm is one of 11 species (plus additional subspecies and varieties) in the genus Eriodictyon that occurs in southwest United States and Mexico (Hannan 2012).
(1983) described species in the genus Eriodictyon as resistant to fire and drought because of their morphology composed of underground rhizomes and aboveground stems.