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Eriophyllum lanatum var. leucophyllum

Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) Forbes var. leucophyllum (DC.) W.R. Carter

Common Woolly Sunflower

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Size Notes: Up to about 40 inches tall.
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: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Sometimes presents no ray florets.


Canada: BC

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Eriophyllum lanatum var. leucophyllum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriophyllum lanatum var. leucophyllum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriophyllum lanatum var. leucophyllum


Record Modified: 2019-02-26
Research By: CBR

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