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Eriophyllum lanatum

Eriophyllum lanatum

Common name woolly sunflower, Oregon sunshine
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-10)
Flowers yellow (summer)
Size 4-18"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil; drought-tolerant

Variable wildflower from the Western US and Mexico, growing from a woody base with white-hairy leaves and yellow flowers. The photo at right shows a seedling in early summer, already sporting its silver fur.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '19/'20 exchange. Baggy 70F (20%G, 4-16d). Only a fraction of the germinated seeds developed into healthy seedlings
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (33%G, 6-16d)

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