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Barstow Woolly-Sunflower
(Eriophyllum mohavense )
Asteraceae

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Description: Annual white-woolly plant, 3/8 - 1 inch (1-2.5cm) tall. Leaves 1/8 - 3/8 inches (3-10mm) long, spoon to wedge-shaped with a sharp point at tip, and smooth edged or 2-3 lobed. Inflorescence are heads placed singly at ends of branches, with about 3 disk flowers. Petals are 1/16 inch (around 2mm) long. Fruit is an achene, 1/16 - 1/8 inch (2-2.5mm) long, with stiff, straight, sharp hairs. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Creosote bush scrub. Sandy or rocky places. Elevation 1600 - 3027 feet

Flowering Period: Blooms April - May.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Barstow, Ridgecrest

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010