Eriophyllum wallacei, Wallace Eriophyllum
Scientific Name: Eriophyllum wallacei
Common Name: Wallace Eriophyllum
Also Called: Woolly Daisy, Woolly Easterbonnets
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Synonyms: ( Antheropeas wallacei, Bahia wallacei, Eriophyllum wallacei var. calvescens, Eriophyllum wallacei var. rubellum, Eriophyllum aureum)
Annual Size: Up to 6 inches (15 cm) or so
Growth Form: ; plants Forb/herb to erect or spreading ; plants often tufted or woolly.
ascending Leaves: Green, gray-green; leaf shape variable, to obovate ; leaf edges or spatulate margins or 3- entire .
lobed Flower Color: Yellow; flowers; flower heads with both solitary (5 to 8) and ray (20 to 30) disk ; florets is a fruit .
cypsela Flowering Season: March to June; December to July in California
Elevation: 100 to 7,800 feet (30-2,400 m)
Habitat Preferences: and plains; sandy or gravelly openings, pinyon-juniper, creosote-bush, Mesas , sagebrush, and Joshua Tree communities.
chaparral Recorded Range: Wallace Eriophyllum is mostly to the southwestern United States in AZ, CA, NV, UT, WY. This species is also native to Baja California and Mexico.
North America & US County Distribution Map for
, as Eriophyllum wallacei Antheropeas wallacei.
North America species range map for Wallace Eriophyllum,
North American range map courtesy of Virginia Tech, Dept. of Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation
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U.S. Weed Information: Unknown
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information: Unknown
Wetland Indicator: Unknown
Threatened/Endangered Information: Unknown
Genus Information: In North America there are 12 species and 12 accepted taxa overall for Eriophyllum (includes genus Antheropeas as a synonym). Worldwide, The Plant List includes 13 accepted species names and a further 52 of infraspecific rank for the genus. Eriophyllum was published by Mariano Lagasca y Segura in 1816.
In the Southwestern United States: Arizona has
5 species of genus, California has 13 species, Nevada has 5 species, New Mexico has 1 species, Texas has 0 species, Utah has 3 species. Statistics include genus Antheropeas as a synonym. All data is approximate and subject to taxonomic changes.
also see Southwest Desert Flora ; White Woolly Daisy, and Pringle's Wooly Sunflower, Eriophyllum lanosum . Eriophyllum pringlei
Importance to Wildlife, Birds and Livestock Eriophyllum wallacei flowers and plants may be visited by hummingbirds and/or small mammals in search of food, nectar or cover.
Special Value to , Butterflies and Insects Native bees Eriophyllum wallacei flowers and plants may be visited by , butterflies and/or insects in search of food, nectar or cover.
The genus Etymology: (Eriophyl'lum; eriophyl'la:) is from the Greek erion, “wool,” and phyllon, “leaf,” thus a reference to the matted woolly white hairs that cover the plant.
“Eriophyllum” The genus Eriophyllum was published by Mariano Lagasca y Segura in 1816.
The species epithet “ (wal'lacei:) is named in honor of wallacei” .
William Allen Wallace, (1815-1893)
Date Profile Completed: 04/19/2017;
University of California Press, Berkley and Los Angeles, California.
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search - as Antheropeas lanosum
The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 07/16/2020).
John S. Mooring & Dale E. Johnson (annual species) 2012, Eriophyllum wallacei, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, /eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=1073, accessed on July 21, 2020.
, NPIN (2013). Published on the Internet http://www.wildflower.org/plants/; as Native Plant Information Network Antheropeas wallacei [accessed: 07/21/2020]. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Dale E. Johnson, John S. Mooring | Family List | FNA Vol. 21 | Asteraceae |Eriophyllum, 5. Eriophyllum wallacei (A. Gray) A. Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 19: 25. 1883.; Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 1993+. Flora of North America North of Mexico. 16+ vols. New York and Oxford.
FNA SEINet synonyms, scientific names, geographic locations, general information.
Etymology: Michael L. Charters California Plant Names: Latin and Greek Meanings and Derivations; A Dictionary of Botanical and Biographical Etymology - (accessed 07/16/2020)