Eriogonum brevicaule var. laxifolium

Plants mostly erect, 1–3.5 dm tall, 1–5 dm across; aerial flowering stems erect or nearly so, scapelike or dichotomous, (0.7) 1–2.5 dm long, tomentose to floccose; leaf blades linear to narrowly oblanceolate, (1.5) 3– 9 (12) cm long, 0.1–0.5 (0.7) cm wide, tomentose abaxially, less so and grayish or occasionally greenish adaxially, the margins plane or more often revolute; inflorescences umbellate or cymose divided 1–3 times and 2–5 (8) cm long, or capitate and 1–2 cm long, the branches tomentose to floccose; involucres 1 per node or more commonly 3–7 per cluster, turbinate to turbinate-campanulate, (2) 2.5–4 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, usually tomentose, occasionally thinly floccose or glabrous; flowers (2) 3–3.5 (4) mm long, the perianth yellow or ochroleucous, glabrous.


Flowering Jun-Sep. Sandy to clayey flats, washes and slopes, mixed grassland, sagebrush, and mountain mahogany communities, juniper, oak and montane conifer woodlands; 1400–2800 m; southeastern Elko Co. and adjacent White Pine Co., Nevada, and mainly on the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Juab, Millard, Rich, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Sevier, Tooele, Uintah, Utah, Wasatch, and Weber cos., Utah, north into Bear Lake Co., Idaho. Note: A hybrid with Eriogonum corymbosum var. corymbosum is known as Eriogonum × duchesnense Reveal (including Eriogonum corymbosum Benth. var. albogilvum Reveal).