Yerba Mansa

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I found this strange looking flower several years ago new Lake Isabella in the hills northeast of Bakersfield, CA. They prefer moist areas and appear to grow in large groups. The aromatic root is used for medicinal purposes ranging from the treatment of cuts and burns to a tonic for blood purification.

"Yerba Mansa" © Kathy Dunham 2009