Antheropeas wallacei (A. Gray) Rydb.
Woolly Easterbonnets, Woolly Daisy
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
Synonym(s): Eriophyllum wallacei, Eriophyllum wallacei ssp. australe, Eriophyllum wallacei var. calvescens, Eriophyllum wallacei var. rubellum
USDA Symbol: ANWA
A tiny, gray, woolly tufted plant with small golden-yellow flower heads.
In desert annuals, such as Woolly Daisy, seed production is vital for yearly survival. During drought plants often grow only about 1/4 (6 mm) before producing one head, ensuring at least some seeds. Under moister conditions plants repeatedly branch near the base, producing taller stems, many heads, and abundant seed.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , NV , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Se. California to sw. Utah and nw. Arizona.
Native Habitat: Sandy desert soil.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Antheropeas wallacei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Antheropeas wallacei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Antheropeas wallacei
MetadataRecord Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff