Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii

Plants shrubs, 3–12 dm tall, 4–23 dm across; leaves cauline 1⁄2 or more length of flowering stem, the petioles 0.3–1.5 cm long, the blades elliptic to oblong, 0.8–2.5 (3) cm long, 0.4–0.8 cm wide, white-lanate to densely white-tomentose abaxially, silvery-floccose adaxially; inflorescences 2–20 cm long, the branches floccose; involucres 1.5–2 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; flowers 2–3 mm long, the perianth yellow to pale yellow or, rarely, white, glabrous.

I took the pictures of Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii in the far north of Las Vegas suburb: 36°18’54” N / 115°11’30” W, north of Horse Drive and adjacent to the McCool Regional Park. Unfortunately, my camera was out of sync and my pictures were totally solarized. I will need to go back there unless I find this variety in the Mohave Desert.

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Flowering Aug-Nov. Sandy to gravelly or gypsum flats and washes, saltbush communities; 200–900 m; Mojave Desert in the Las Vegas and Muddy Mountains region of Clark Co., southern Lincoln Co., Nevada, and in the Fort Pierce Wash area of Mohave Co., Arizona.

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