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Columbia Cutleaf
Hymenopappus filifolius
About Columbia Cutleaf (Hymenopappus filifolius) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Hymenopappus filifolius is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common names fineleaf hymenopappus and Columbia cutleaf. It is native to western North America from west central Canada to northern Mexico. It grows in a number of habitats, often in arid regions. The plant is variable in appearance and there are a great number of varieties of the species. It is a taprooted perennial herb growing as a small clump on the ground to an erect spray of stems up to a meter tall. Almost all of the leaves are located at the base of the plant in a woolly gray-green patch. They are up to 20 centimeters long and are divided into blunt, thready leaflets. They are hairy and thinly hairy to quite woolly, and dark green under the coat of white wool. The stem ends in a branching flower cluster of knob-shaped discoid flower heads. They are filled with golden yellow or white disc florets. There are no ray florets.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, White

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry places

Annual Precipitation: 4.1" - 34.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.98" - 3.12", Coldest Month: 25.7" - 55.1", Hottest Month: 47.5" - 85.8", Humidity: 2.25" - 39.89", Elevation: 1056" - 10233"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Fine-leaf Woollywhite, Fineleaf Hymenopappus

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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