Eriogonum nudum var. westonii

Plants 3–6 dm tall; aerial flowering stems slender, 1–3 dm long, glabrous; leaves basal, the blades 1–2 cm long, 0.3–0.8 cm wide, tomentose abaxially, tomentose to floccose adaxially, the margins undulate-crisped; inflorescences umbellate or compactly cymose, 3–15 cm long, 3–20 cm wide, the branches glabrous; involucres 1–4 per cluster, 3–5 mm long, glabrous; flowers 2.5–3 mm long, the perianth yellow or, infrequently, white, pubescent.


Flowering May-Sep. Sandy, gravelly, or clayey flats, slopes or rocky outcrops, mixed grassland, saltbush, and sagebrush communities, oak, pinyon-juniper, and conifer woodlands; 700–1900 m; Inner Coast and Transverse ranges of Kern and Santa Barbara cos., and onto the foothills on both sides of the Sierra Nevada in western Inyo and Tulare cos., California.


The perianth yellow or, infrequently, white, pubescent.






Eriogonum nudum var. westonii with Asclepias eriocarpa, eastern side of the Greenhorn range, close to Lake Isabella, Kern county.