The Medicinal Plant
Garden was started
with a generous donation of plants from Mom's Head
Gardens and the Sonoma County Herb Association. Volunteers have nurtured
and cared for this specialty garden's wide variety of North American,
Mediterranean and Asian medicinal herbs throughout its development.
Many of these herbs are currently being
used to treat illnesses like heart disease, sleep disorders,
digestive complaints, skin problems, colds, flu and anxiety. Thanks to scientific
research traditional herbs are recognized as
of Western medicine. Plants
agave, agrimony, lemon balm, European cranberry bush (cramp bark), Great Valley gumplant, ginkgo biloba (maidenhair tree), echinacea (purple coneflower), California poppies, chives, yarrow, Goodwin Creek Grey lavender, French thyme, 'lime green' thyme, Greek oregano, comfrey,
spotted aloe, motherwort, Siberian ginseng, evening primrose, hyssop, Australian tea tree,
feverfew, calendula (pot marigold), white horehound, hawthorn, rosemary, pineapple sage, speedwell, marshmallow,
self-heal, foxglove, valerian (garden heliotrope), yerba mansa, Chinese chives (garlic chives), chaste tree, wood betony, mullein
This year's annuals include lemon beebalm, bachelor buttons, goldenmane coreopsis, clarkias and chamomile. Habitat plants include perennials like bearded irises, butterfly bush, blanket flower, coral bells, rock soapwort, blue fescue, golden alyssum and spotted dead nettle.