Golden yarrow is an abundant and widespread perennial
shrub or subshrub somewhat woody at the base with numerous erect, slender,
simple or few-branched stems and alternate leaves that are pinnately
3-5 lobed with very narrow linear almost filiform divisions, green above
and white-tomentose beneath, and with revolute margins. The many flowers
appear in dense, corymbose clusters at the ends of branches and have
4-6 orange-yellow rays and 10-75 tubular, 5-lobed disk flowers with
puberulent to glandular corollas. Golden yarrow grows 1'-2' tall and
blooms usually from March to August. It occupies dry slopes and washes
in coastal sage scrub and chaparral, and is exceedingly variable.
Click here for Latin name derivations: 1) Eriophyllum
Pronunciation: er-ee-oh-FIL-um kon-fer-ti-FLOR-um.
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