[Members of the Sunflower Family with Daisy-like Heads of Mt. Adams]

Woolly Sunflowers on Mt. Adams

The Genus Eriophyllum

Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium

1. Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. integrifolium - Plants average 10-25 cm high. Flower heads smaller, the involucre measuring 6-10 mm wide. About 8 rays encircle the disk flowers, each ray measuring from 5-12 mm long. The leaves are typically entire or tri-lobed at the tip.

2. Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum - Plants average 26-60 cm high. Flower heads are larger, the involucre measuring 9-12 mm wide. About 8-15 rays encircle the disk flowers, each ray measuring from 10-20 mm long. The leaves are typically pinnatifid but may be entire also.

3. Woolly Sunflower: Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum - Discoid form.


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