Medicinal Shrubs and Woody Vines: Clinopodium and Comptonia, Sweetfern


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    I was not familiar with either of these plants.

    On looking at my plant atlas, it turns out we have two species of Clinopodium here in BC; C. vulgare and C. douglasii, which is commonly known as yerba buena. I was not aware of yerba buena's Latin name before but in my defense, I don't often drink teas. Not in my area but I will be on the lookout for it when we travel further south. C. vulgare looks very similar to Galeopsis species which are in my area. Do you know if the flavour in similar enough to basil to be a substitute?

    No sweet fern growing here, though.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,353 admin

    I spotted some yesterday but didn't try it... I'll let you know if I can find some again.

  • nicksamanda11
    nicksamanda11 Posts: 721 ✭✭✭✭

    Great article, thanks.