Sunflower, Woolly;  Eriophyllum lanatum

Mid bloomer.  Large, yellow flowers, gray hairy stems and leaves.  Common plant with many variations.

Notes:  Aster (Sunflower) family.  Also called Common Woolly Sunflower.  Some members of this family provided food for the Maidu and the extract a cure for poison oak.  The seeds were sun-dried and ground into meal.  Pinnate leaves, mostly near the base, white woolly covering.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants 
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants 
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants 
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants 
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons 
                    Subclass Asteridae 
                        Order Asterales 
                            Family Asteraceae -- Aster family 
                                Genus Eriophyllum Lag. -- woolly sunflower
                                    Species Eriophyllum lanatum (Pursh) Forbes 
                                    -- common woolly sunflower

Contains 12 Varieties and 12 accepted taxa overall 

Sunflower, Woolly;  Eriophyllum lanatum