Seen growing near the ridgeline of Bodega Head, in a coastal scrub habitat. Specimen height was about 110 cm with pinnately lobed leaves around three cm. This was one of the dominant plants of the scrub here along with bush lupines and coyote brush.
Seemed to have one flowering bunch among many withered ones. Seen while on the Big SIT!
Eriophyllum stoechadifolium (also, E. staechadifolium) is a flowering plant in the daisy family which is known by the common name seaside woolly sunflower. It is native to the coastline of Oregon and California as far south as the Channel Islands. This is a plant of the beaches, dunes, and coastal scrub. It is variable in size, its height depending in part on its exposure to harsh coastal wind and saline spray. It may reach anywhere from...