Eriophyllum congdonii

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Eriophyllum congdonii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Eriophyllum
Species: E. congdonii
Binomial name
Eriophyllum congdonii
Brandeg.

Eriophyllum congdonii, known by the common name Congdon's woolly sunflower, is a rare species of flowering plant in the aster family.

Distribution[edit]

Eriophyllum congdonii is endemic to the mountains of central Mariposa County, California, where it grows along the valley of the Merced River as it flows through Yosemite National Park.

Description[edit]

Eriophyllum congdonii is an annual herb growing mostly erect with branching stems up to 30 centimeters long. The woolly, whitish leaves are 1 to 4 centimeters long and may have a few shallow lobes.

The inflorescence produces one flower head containing many glandular yellow disc florets and 8 to 10 yellow ray florets each 3 to 5 millimeters long.

The fruit is a rough-haired achene with a tiny, scaly pappus.

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