Calflora
Taxon  Report   3436    
Eriophyllum lanatum  (Pursh) J. Forbes  var. obovatum  (Greene) H. M. Hall
Common woolly sunflower,  Southern sierra woolly sunflower
Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
© 2015 John Doyen
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Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
© 2015 John Doyen
Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
© 2015 John Doyen
Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
© 2007 Thomas Stoughton
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Eriophyllum
Parent: Eriophyllum lanatum
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eriophyllum obovatum
More information about  Eriophyllum lanatum var. obovatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERLAO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2018).

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