Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) Forbes var. lanatum
Perennial herb 10-60 cm tall with several often lax stems from the base. Woolly, grey-green leaves usually lobed but may be entire, 1-8 cm long. Bright yellow flowers, 2-5 cm across, singly atop long stems. Fruit is a slender four-angled achene with a pappus of 6-12 translucent scales, or a toothed crown (Pojar and MacKinnon,1994). Photo by Moralea Milne.
Oregon sunshine, woolly eriophyllum
Dry, open habitat, rocky slopes. Low to middle elevations (Pojar and MacKinnon, 1994).
Coarse, well drained.
Dry to moderately dry.
Full sun to part shade.
Good as rockery plant, for dry banks and the perennial border. Long blooming period and silvery-green foliage.
May – June
fruit ripening time
June – July
seed collection time
collection and abstraction
Hand collection of dried flower heads into paper bags. N.B. Since there are variant forms of the plant and they tend to stay true to size it is worth collecting seeds from specimens which suit the end use (Kruckeberg, 1982).
Sow fresh or the following spring, following cool, dry storage. Viability after longer periods of storage not known.
additional info and photos
For more information and pictures, visit the E-Flora BC website at www.eflora.bc.ca.