Eriophyllum confertiflorum ssp. confertiflorum
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Species Name: Eriophyllum confertiflorum ssp. confertiflorum
Common Name: Golden Yarrow
- Lacy silver foliage and bold flowers for dry well-drained spot. Provides contrasting color and texture. Becomes woody at the base. Not to be confused with Yellow Achillea which is a European import.
- Plant Family: Asteraceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1-2' H x 2' W
- Growth Habit: Upright and dense or sprawling
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Well-draining
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
- Cold Hardy to: 9,000'
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Distribution: Coastal California from Oregon border to Baja; Sierras
- Natural Habitat: Dry slopes and washes near the coast in Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Plants grow 1 to 2 feet high, branching from a woody base. Leaves divided into 3 to 7 divisions and covered with soft, whitish wool. Flowers in densely crowded flat-topped clusters, rich golden yellow. Very showy. Gallon cans, 35c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.