Definitions for yerba buena
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yerba buena, Micromeria chamissonis, Micromeria douglasii, Satureja douglasii(noun)
trailing perennial evergreen herb of northwestern United States with small white flowers; used medicinally
A perennial herb native to North America, Satureja douglasii, having white or purple flowers and a mint-like fragrance.
Origin: From Spanish hierba buena .
Micromeria douglasii, or yerba buena, is a rambling aromatic herb of western and northwestern North America, ranging from maritime Alaska southwards to California. The plant takes the form of a sprawling, mat-forming perennial, and is especially abundant close to the coast. The name "yerba buena" derives from Spanish for "good herb" and is applied to various other plants. Molecular evidence places the species within the Clinopodium complex rather than Micromeria.
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