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Antheropeas wallacei (Woolly easterbonnets)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Antheropeas wallacei

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 Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , NV , UT , WY
Native Distribution: Se. California to sw. Utah and nw. Arizona.
Native Habitat: Sandy desert soil.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Antheropeas wallacei in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Antheropeas wallacei in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Antheropeas wallacei


Record Modified: 2008-12-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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