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Jepson's Woolly Sunflower
Eriophyllum jepsonii
About Jepson's Woolly Sunflower (Eriophyllum jepsonii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriophyllum jepsonii is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common name Jepson's woolly sunflower. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the Central Coast Ranges and adjacent hills from Contra Costa to Ventura Counties. It grows in dry habitat such as chaparral and oak woodland. This is a small shrub producing woolly, whitish stems 50 to 80 centimeters tall. It is lined with lobed oval leaves each a few centimeters long and coated in woolly fibers. The flower cluster produces one or more flower heads containing many hairy or bristly yellowish disc florets and 6 to 8 yellow ray florets each up to a centimeter long. The fruit is an achene tipped with a pappus of approximately 8 scales.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb, Shrub

1.6 - 2.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Flowering Season
Flowering Season

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 4 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry places,

Annual Precipitation: 10.8" - 29.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.21" - 0.43", Coldest Month: 42.4" - 50.8", Hottest Month: 65.2" - 77.0", Humidity: 1.15" - 26.15", Elevation: 251" - 3655"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Jepson Eriophyllum

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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