Summary of wooly blue curls and its traditional use

Wooly Blue Curls (Trichostema lanatum)

Wooly blue curls is an evergreen shrub that produces violet colored flowers in fuzzy spikes throughout the summer. This plant is native to the dry slopes of southern California. This plant is beloved for its flowers and its pleasing, aromatic odor.

Teodora Cuero is a well-respected authority on Kumeyaay uses of native plants. According to Teodora, a tea made from the wooly blue curls is helpful for maintaining good memory.



Wooly blue curls displaying blue flowers

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