Eriophyllum lanatum (Oregon sunshine)

Also called Common woolly sunflower. Highly variable native annual, biennial or short to long-lived perennial with golden yellow flowers, blooming April to August. Excellent drought tolerance. Common and quick to establish, occurring in dry, rocky or sandy well-drained soils on roadsides, bluffs, canyons, dry grasslands and forests. Attracts numerous pollinating flies, bees, moths and butterflies. Host plant for the Painted lady butterfly and nectar source for the Oregon-endangered Fender’s blue butterfly. Use in native habitat restoration, roadsides and in landscaping borders.

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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:

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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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