Eriophyllum confertiflorum, commonly called golden yarrow or yellow yarrow, is a low growing shrub in the daisy or sunflower family (Asteraceae), with wooly leaves when young, and yellow flower heads. "Eriophyllum" means "wooly leaved.
Habitat and distribution
This is a highly variable plant which is generally a small shrub. It is native to California and Baja California, and its range may extend into Arizona. It can be found in a number of plant communities and habitats.
Leaves and stems
Leaves are alternate. Leaves and stems are whitish when young, because of being covered in wooly white hairs, then become greenish to gray-green. Leaves have 3-5 deep lobes.
Inflorescence and fruit
It blooms from January to July.
The top of each stem is occupied by an inflorescence of up to 30 flower heads, each bright golden yellow head with a large center of disc florets and usually a fringe of rounded to oval ray florets.
Ecological interactions and uses
- Flowering Plants of the Santa Monica Moutains, Nancy Dale, 2nd Ed., 2000, p. 63
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