It has bright-green, oval or heart-shaped leaves. It blooms with small flowers that are white or purplish.
Clipping the herb causes more branches to form and the plant’s coverage to thicken.
It is mostly used in making a mint flavoured tisane.
Literature & Lore
Yerba Buena is also an island in San Francisco Bay.
The name “Yerba Buena” is derived from the Spanish, “hierba buena” (good herb).