Eriophyllum lanatum (Oregon sunshine)

Also known as Common woolly sunflower, due to a dense covering of hairs. Very common drought tolerant forb or subshrub that can act as an annual, biennial or short to long-lived perennial. Yellow flowers bloom May through July, in full sun to partial shade. Occurs in many habitats, especially rocky areas, including roadsides, bluffs, canyons, dry grasslands and forests. An excellent pollinator species that attracts numerous insects. Host plant for the Painted lady butterfly and nectar source for the endangered (in Oregon) Fender’s blue.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Annual/Biennial/Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Muti-branched

Mature Height: 4-24 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: May-July

Annual Precipitation: 10 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Partial

Elevation: up to 10,000 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: 

Fire Tolerance:

Nitrogen Fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: None

pH Range: 5.2-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 810,000

Seeding Rate: 3 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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