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Common on both sides of the Cascades from British Columbia to California, east to Utah
Common on both sides of the Cascades from British Columbia to California, east to Utah

Revision as of 11:32, 21 May 2012

Common name: Oregon sunshine, Woolly eriophyllum, Common woolly sunflower

Abbreviation Code (Codon): ERLA



Lifespan Perennial

General: Perennial, white-woolly throughout, 1-6 dm. tall, usually several-stemmed from the base. Leaves: Leaves variable, 1-8 cm. long, entire to pinnatifid or ternate. Flowers: Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 6-12 mm. high, the bracts broad, erect and keeled; rays 8-13, yellow, 5-20 mm. long; disk flowers yellow; pappus a toothed crown, or a few chaffy scales. Fruit: Achenes slender, 4-angled.

Bloom Period


Common on both sides of the Cascades from British Columbia to California, east to Utah


Dry, open, often rocky areas at low to mid-elevations


Use Wildlife: Butterflies - attracts orange sulfur red admiral comma and skipper butterflies


May be collected as: Seeds. Collect whole fruiting heads when fruit is completely ripe from mid-summer to early fall. Collection restrictions or guidelines: None: common and unlisted Seed germination: Good germination after cold storage and fall planting in cold frames Seed life: Many years when well stored Recommended seed storage conditions: Dry down to 5-8% moisture. Store cold at 0-2°C. Propagation recommendations: Good germination from seed. Soil or medium requirements: Recommendation 1:1:1:2 sand:pumice:peat moss:fir bark Installation form: Direct seeding into site may reduce seedling dormancy or loss. Recommended planting density: Dense and patchy Care requirements after installed: Good drought tolerance, no after care with appropriate planting time. Normal rate of growth or spread; lifespan: Rapidly occupies a restoration site. Long-lived.

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-Archibald C. 2006. Seed production protocols for Anaphalis margaritacea, Eriophyllum lanatum, and Eriogonum umbellatum. Native Plants Journal 7(1):47–51. -Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, 2006, http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Eriophyllum&Species=lanatum&Trinomial=lanatum -Hunt, John W.; Boul , Rachelle D. ; Brown , Matthew R. ; Koenig , David A.; Leigh , Mark ; Pushnik, James C. 2006. Propagation protocol for production of container Eriophyllum lanatum plants (Potted nursery stock ); CSU, Chico Research Foundation, Chico, California. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 11 April 2006). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery. -Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2004. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [www.eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. -Kozloff, E., 2005. “Plants of Western Oregon, Washington and British Columbia”, Timber Press, Portland -The Native Plant Network, http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/ -USDA, PLANTS database. http://plants.usda.gov -Vance, N., Neill, A., Morton, F., 2006. Native grass seeding and forb planting establishment. Native Plants Journal 7(1):35-46 Data compiled by: Sierra Smith 4/11/06