Asteraceae
Eriophyllum lanatum

Oregon Sunshine

Subshrub densely covered with woolly hairs, grows low with long stems reaching upward. Stems numerous, bare. Leaves 1/2–3 in. long, linear to oval, pinnately divided or entire. Flower heads single on stalks, with 8–13 yellow ray flowers or occasionally rayless, many yellow disk flowers. Grows in many habitats, most often in dry lands with sandy or rocky soils, sometimes along coastal bluffs from near coastline to mid elevations. Var. achillaeoides has leaves divided like yarrow, while var. integrifolium, the typical Oregon sunshine, has fewer ray flowers, leaves entire or with lobes only at tip end.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Perennial
  • Height: 4--40 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes