Perennial herb from a fibrous root; stems woolly, few- to much- branched from the base, 10-60 cm tall.
Basal leaves few, soon deciduous; stem leaves alternate to opposite, entire to narrowly lobed, 1-8 cm long.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary on long stems; ray flowers 8-13, yellow, 1-2 cm long; involucres 9-12 mm tall; involucral bracts firm, erect, embracing the ray achenes.
Achenes slender, 4-angled, glabrous to hairy; pappus of 6-12 translucent scales, or a toothed crown.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Eriophyllum lanatum var. lanatum (Pursh) Forbes
Eriophyllum lanatum var. typicum Constance