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Eriophyllum wallacei, Wallace Eriophyllum
Scientific Name:Eriophyllum wallacei Common Name: Wallace Eriophyllum
Also Called: Woolly Daisy,
Woolly Easterbonnets Family:Asteraceae, Sunflower Family Synonyms: (Antheropeas wallacei, Bahia wallacei, Eriophyllum wallacei var. calvescens, Eriophyllum wallacei var. rubellum, Eriophyllum aureum)
Status:Native Duration:Annual Size: Up to 6 inches or so.
Growth Form:Forb/herb; plants erect to spreading; plants often tufted or woolly.
Leaves: Green, gray-green; spatulate to obovate; marginsentire or 3-lobed.
Flower Color: Yellow; solitary flowers; flower heads on short 1 inch peduncle; flower heads bell-shaped; ray florets 5 to 10, yellow or rarely cream-white; disk florets 20 to 30.
Flowering Season: March to June; December to July in California.
Elevation: 2,000 to 4,000 feet; California, sea-level to 7,400 feet.
Habitat Preferences: Mesas and plains; sandy or gravelly openings, creosote-bush, chaparral, sagebrush or woodlands.
Recorded Range: Wallace Eriophyllum is native mostly to the southwestern United States in AZ, CA, NV, UT, WY. This species is also native to Baja California and Mexico.
U.S. Weed Information: No information available.
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: No information available.
Wetland Indicator: No information available.
Threatened/Endangered Information: No information available.
Genus Information: In North America there are 13 species and 27 accepted taxa overall for Eriophyllum. Data includes genus Antheropeas. Worldwide, The Plant List includes 13 accepted species names and a further 52 of infraspecific rank for the genus.
In the Southwestern United States: Arizona has 5 species of genus, California has 13 species, Nevada has 5 species, New Mexico has 1 species, Texas has 0 species, Utah has 3 species. Data includes genus Antheropeas. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.