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Eriophyllum staechadifolium

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Species Name: Eriophyllum staechadifolium
Common Name: Lizard-Tail or Wooly Seaside Sunflower

Dense perennial sunflower with frosty white foliage. Does best on coast in sandy soil. Recommended for dune stabilization. Handles salt and wind easily. Easy plant for containers or coastal butterfly gardens.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 2' H x 2-3' W
Growth Habit: Dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun; Inland: Part sun"
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, Northern Channel Islands
Natural Habitat: Dunes, coastal scrub below 330'

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