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Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum

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Species Name: Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum
Common Name: Perennial Wool Star

This small perennial forms a cluster of stiff blue-green foliage and blue star-shaped flowers in spring. It is dormant for much of the year, but is small enough to go unnoticed if placed well. Good for a drought-tolerant rock garden.

Plant Family: Polemoniaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: > 6 in H x 6 in W
Growth Habit: Low
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 8700'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Blue
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada, western South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges
Natural Habitat: Dry, open slopes. Elevation: 3900-8700'

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