Golden Yarrow found in Elyria Canyon Park

April 21, 2012
While on the bird walk hosted by Julian Donahue, folks who were looking at the ground saw this lovely, low growing plant with yellow flowers at the entrance of the park where Elyria Drive dead ends.  Sensing that it might be a native, it was photographed and afterwards correctly identified by Julian, Clare and Lynnette.  Here is Julian’s comment:  “I’ve now looked closely at Daniel’s photo, and it looks like the flower is a native called Golden Yarrow (Eriophyllum confertifolium). I’ve heard the name mentioned before, but guess I never realized that it belonged to this plant, which isn’t a yarrow at all.”

Golden Yarrow

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