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Plant Name:

Common Woolly Sunflower

Scientific Name:

Eriophyllum lanatum


Common Woolly Sunflower is a perennial herb with woolly gray-green leaves and bright yellow daisy-like flowers.


Prairies, meadows, open areas


Common Woolly Sunflower attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees and butterflies. The plant provides a nectar source for insects and is an important food source for native bee species.

Growing Conditions:

Common Woolly Sunflower prefers full sun and well-drained soils.


Common Woolly Sunflower has been used in native landscaping and restoration projects. The plant has also been used medicinally by Native American tribes for various purposes, including as a remedy for sore throat and cough.

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Fun Facts:

Common Woolly Sunflower is also known as "Oregon Sunshine" or "Woolly Mule's Ears".

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