Wyethia mollis (Woolly mule ears)

Long-lived perennial native with sunflower-like yellow flowers, blooming May to August. Occurs on well-drained soils of dry to wet meadows, rocky slopes, sagebrush scrub and forest openings, sometimes in large dense patches; 3,000 to 10,000 ft. elevation. Leaves are unpalatable to ungulates.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 42 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: May-August

Annual Precipitation: 8+ in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

 

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 6.5-8.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 25,000

Seeding Rate: 25 PLS lbs/acre

Season:

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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