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Pisapia, Robert J.
Eriophyllum confertiflorum (DC.) A. Gray
Golden yarrow, Yellow yarrow
USDA Symbol: ERCO25
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Yellow-yarrow or golden-yarrow is a stiff, mounded, shrub-like plant, 8-20 in. high, with many erect, herbaceous branches and very finely divided, gray-green leaves. Small, deep-yellow flowers gather together in yarrow-like clusters.
This is a drought-tolerant wildflower.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
C. & s. CA Native Habitat:
Brushy slopes from sea level to 8000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
The woody stem
base and root crown make division difficult. The plant is easily propagated by seeds, however. Plant in fall. Seed Collection:
Not Available Seed Treatment:
Heating the seeds (bake at 250 degrees for 5 min.) before planting may enhance germination. Commercially Avail:
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CANative Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff