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Flower heads
Hwy 97 - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Eriophyllum lanosum - woolly eriophyllum

Synonyms: Antheropeas lanosum
Other Common Names: woolly daisy
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Asteraceae

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Flower head
Hwy 97
Sue Smith
Leaves and stem
Castle Hot Springs Rd
Sue Smith
Leaves and stem
Hwy 97
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Castle Hot Springs Rd
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Hwy 97
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: Very low growing annual with open branching and woolly appearance. Can carpet the ground after sufficient winter rains.
Identification notes: Small annual, often under 6 inches tall; often a single stem but can branch; flower heads borne singly at end of stems; 8 to 10 white ray flowers with red veins, sometimes pink; disc flowers yellow; herbage woolly with hairs; leaves narrow.
Height: 1 to 6 inches


Habitat Description: Dry gravelly slopes and mesas.
Plant Communities: Desert Scrub, Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 1000 - 4500 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White, pink, yellow     Shape: Daisy or dandelion-like not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Feb - May
Description: Rays are white with red veins and discs are yellow. Flowers appear at the end of woolly stems.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-white to grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Alternate     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves have a woolly appearance to 1/4 inch long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Type: Achene

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