Latin name: Hoita macrostachya (DC.) Rydb.
Pronunciation: ho-IT-ay mak-ro-STAK-ee-a
Common name: Leather root
Family: Fabaceae (Pea)
Habitat: Moist places to 7500', streamsides, marshes, springs, many plant communities of cismontane So. California
Blooming period: May to August
Name derivations: 1) Hoita 2) macrostachya
NOTE: The pronunciation of the name Hoita comes from the ConCow (or KonKow) Maidu language spoken by a Native American people of the Feather River region (Butte County, California).