Eriogonum kennedyi var. purpusii

Plants herbs, densely matted, 0.4–1.2 dm tall, 1–3 dm across, leaf blades elliptic, (0.25) 0.3–0.6 cm long, 0.15–0.35 cm wide, white-tomentose on both surfaces, the margins not revolute; scapes 0.4–1 cm long, glabrous or rarely floccose; involucres 1.5–2 mm long, glabrous or sparsely tomentose; flowers 2–2.5 mm long; achenes 2.5–3 mm long.

Flowering May-Jul. Sandy flats and slopes, mixed sagebrush and grassland communities, pinyon, juniper, and Jeffrey pine woodlands; 1500–2500 m; Inyo and southern Mono cos. of California, near Inyokern in Kern Co., California, and in the Orchard Springs area of Esmeralda Co., Nevada.