Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Yerba buena

Clinopodium douglasii

About This Species

Zone 7a BC Native

Grow me instead of Yellow archangel

Yerba buena is an aromatic groundcover native with a fragrance and appearance like spearmint. It is native to the coast of North America. It has a creeping habit with stems extending horizontally to 1 m. In the spring, it has small funnel-shaped white flowers in the spring. Yerba buena likes some shade and moisture.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Moist but well-drained conditions