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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Eriogonum giganteum S. Watson
St. Catherine's lace
USDA Symbol: ERGI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A 3-6 ft., evergreen shub, equally as wide, with repeatedly forked branches, large gray-woolly, spoon-shaped leaves, and immense flast-topped clusters of white flowers which fade to rust-red.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Channel Islands, CA Native Habitat:
Dry, shrubby slopes
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Flowers dry well.
Propagation by seed is possible. Seed Collection:
The three-sided achene
can be hand-stripped from the plant. Seed Treatment:
Seeds of this genus
generally germinate without pretreatment but in such a large genus,
a variety of germination responses can be expected. Commercially Avail:
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2009-02-21
Research By: TWC Staff