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Eriophyllum confertiflorum ssp. confertiflorum

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Eriophyllum confertiflorum ssp. confertiflorum
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Eriophyllum confertiflorum ssp. confertiflorum

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
Endangered?:
Distribution: Coastal California from Oregon border to Baja; Sierras
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes and washes near the coast in Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral

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History
  • 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
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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