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Wallace's Woolly Daisy
Eriophyllum wallacei
About Wallace's Woolly Daisy (Eriophyllum wallacei) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriophyllum wallacei is a North American flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names woolly daisy and woolly easterbonnets. It grows in the southwestern United States (Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California, with an isolated population in Wyoming) and northwestern Mexico (northern Baja California). Eriophyllum wallacei is a small, squat annual herb rarely more than 15 cm (6 in) tall. It may grow in clumps or on short erect stems in sand, rocks, and gravel. The plant is covered in masses of white cotton-candy-like wool. It has small oval leaves less than 2 cm (1 in) long. It produces flower heads one per stem, each head with florets 5-10 yellow or cream-colored ray florets, sometimes with red veins. These surround 20-30 yellow disc florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb

5.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White, Cream

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 3 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.0" - 33.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 3.08", Coldest Month: 31.6" - 59.5", Hottest Month: 53.2" - 89.3", Humidity: 1.87" - 40.91", Elevation: -190" - 8946"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Wallace's Woolydaisy, Woolly Easter-bonnets, Woolly Easterbonnets

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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