Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum, Common Woolly Sunflower is a grey perennial, 1-2 ft. high, with yellow, daisy-like flowers, wo inches across; a good garden plant, liking full sun to part-day shade, and dry conditions best. This sunflower (in common name only) is good mixed with Penstemons, and Sisyrinchium bellum. The flowers are good for cutting. The perennial gardeners like this one. We have seen this in the central Sierra Nevada mountains growing on the edge of ( just past the dripline of ) Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), Bay (Umbellularia californica), Interior Live Oak (Quercus wislizenii) and Madrone (Arbutus menziesii). The plants in the ground here are doing fine and seem to be stable in full sun with a bit of extra irrigation.
This plant is a form of Eriophyllum lanatum whose genome seems very diverse and plastic, hybridizing with other 'species' of Eriophyllum, so the pictures online are going to vary. But it is a nice little perennial with little bouquets of yellow daisies that the butterflies like.
Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum has color green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum has color yellow.
Communities for Eriophyllum lanatum var. grandiflorum:Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Yellow Pine Forest and Central Oak Woodland.