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Eriophyllum confertiflorum (Golden yarrow)
Pisapia, Robert J.

Eriophyllum confertiflorum

Eriophyllum confertiflorum (DC.) A. Gray

Golden Yarrow, Yellow Yarrow

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ERCO25

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Yellow-yarrow or golden-yarrow is a stiff, mounded, shrub-like plant, usually 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.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall, often much shorter.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Central and southern California, Baja California, and northern Chihuahua
Native Habitat: Brushy slopes from sea level to 8000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky or sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.


Description: The woody stem base and root crown make division difficult. The plant is easily propagated by seeds, however. Plant in fall.
Seed Treatment: Heating the seeds (bake at 250 degrees for 5 min.) before planting may enhance germination.
Commercially Avail: yes

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR


Bibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2022-12-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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