Golden Yarrow

Common Names:
Golden Yarrow
Scientific name:
Eriophyllum confertiflorum
Elevation range:
< 8,000 ft.
Flowering Months:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August
Height | Length:
< 20 in.
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Shrub
State Occurrences:
Desert region:
Mojave

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Golden Yarrow in the desert

Eriophyllum confertiflorum has yellow flowers with both disc florets and ray florets. This plant is a member of the Asteraceae (Sunflower) family.  Pioneertown, CA | April 2015

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Golden Yarrow in the desert

Eriophyllum confertiflorum stems are a woolly white on young plants and become less hairy at maturity, when the stem becomes a gray green color. Leaves are linear and more or less stay appressed against the stem or close to it.  Burns Canyon, CA | May 2016

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Golden Yarrow in the desert

Eriophyllum confertiflorum is a shrub or subshrub with stems reaching a maximum of about 20 in. This plant grows in a number of habitats from high desert to near the coast. Pipes Canyon, CA | May 25, 2016

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Golden Yarrow in the desert

Each stem of Eriophyllum confertiflorum has many golden yellow flower heads, up to about 30 per stem. Pipes Canyon, CA | April 2015

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Golden Yarrow in the desert

The bright yellow color of Eriophyllum confertiflorum is a beautiful surprise in the desert. Pipes Canyon, CA | May 2010