Eriophyllum staechadifolium

Species Name: Eriophyllum staechadifolium

Common Name: Lizard-Tail or Wooly Seaside Sunflower Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower Family)

Description: This evergreen perrenial sub-shrub grows 1'-5' tall and 2-3' spread. Tiny yellow flowers cover its top. They are very fragrant and produce great nectar for small native insects and butterflies. Totally tolerant to salt and wind, it is highly recommended for dune stabilization.

Habitat: The Eriophyllum staechadifolium is most common along the Californian coastline and dunes. Sun Exposure: Coast: Full sun; Inland: Part sun. Soil Preference: Well-draining. Water Requirements: Occasional to moderate. Cold Hardy to: 25 degrees F.

Blooms: May – September Bloom Type: Yellow, tiny; in dense umbrellas at tops of stems, with 6 to 9 rays atop a bract of 8 to 11 phyllaries.

Leaves: Gray-Green on top, white woolly below, deeply cut, very fragrant, can get up to 4 or 5 inches long.

Growth Habit: Dense

Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen

Growth Rate: Fast