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Eriophyllum lanatum

Eriophyllum lanatum

Woolly sunflower has been featured previously on Botany Photo of the Day (see Eriophyllum lanatum for an extended write-up and a photo of the whole plant). This photograph was taken last Friday evening in the Garden's Garry Oak Meadow and Woodland Garden. This area of the Garden is starting to look its summertime-brown, with most species drying and going to seed. Eriophyllum lanatum is one exception, with flowering just on the other side of peak. A few other members of the Asteraceae (or composite family) are also in bloom, as well as Allium cernuum (nodding onion) and some flowering shrubs (Holodiscus discolor, Sambucus caerulea, and what I thought was rather prolific this year, Philadelphus lewisii).


What a lovely sunny thing to see when it's cold, and raining, and the sky outside is dark grey with more Winter rain to come ...

Elizabeth, quite apropos as the common name I first learned for this plant was "Oregon sunshine!"

Beautiful. .

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