Eriophyllum pringlei

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Eriophyllum pringlei
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Eriophyllum
Species: E. pringlei
Binomial name
Eriophyllum pringlei
A.Gray
Synonyms[1]
  • Actinolepis pringlei (A.Gray) Greene

Eriophyllum pringlei is a North American species of flowering plant in the daisy family known by the common name Pringle's woolly sunflower.[2] It is native to the southwestern United States (Arizona, Nevada, California) and northern Mexico (Baja California), where it grows in several types of desert, canyon, and hillside habitat, such as chaparral and sagebrush.[3][2][4]

Eriophyllum pringlei is a petite annual herb no more than about 8 centimeters (3.2 inches) high, growing in woolly tufts. The lobed leaves are up to about a centimeter (0.4 inches) long and coated in white woolly fibers. The inflorescence is a cluster of flower heads filled with 10-20 golden yellow disc florets but no ray florets.[4]

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