Plants 1.5–2.5 dm tall, (1.5) 2–8 (12) dm across; aerial flowering stems 0.4–2 dm long, thinly tomentose to floccose. Leaves with petioles 0.5–1.5 cm long, the blades elliptic, 0.7–2 (2.2) cm long, 0.4–1 (1.2) cm wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, sparsely floccose or glabrous and green adaxially; inflorescences thinly tomentose; proximal bracts 4–6, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1–2 cm long, 0.25–0.6 cm wide, distal bracts semi-foliaceous, midway along branch, linear to narrowly lanceolate, 0.7–1 cm long, 0.1–0.25 cm wide; involucres turbinate to turbinate-campanulate, 5–8 mm long, 3–4 mm wide; flowers 5–7 mm long at anthesis, 6.5– 9 mm long in fruit, the perianth cream, rarely yellow, becoming suffused with blush of pinkish-red to maroon; achenes (5) 5.5–8 mm long.
Flowering Jun-Sep. Gravelly metavolcanic soils in montane chaparral, conifer and mountain mahogany communities; 1600–1900 m; eastern Scott Bar Mountains, Siskiyou Co., and Trinity Mountain, Shasta and Trinity cos., California.
All the pictures of Eriogonum ursinum var. erubescens presented first have been taken between June 15 th and June 25 th 2017, on Deadwood Baldy Peak and at different places along the ridge road (Siskiyou county, California).
All the pictures of Eriogonum ursinum var. erubescens presented below have been taken on July 22nd 2014, on Deadwood Baldy Peak, Siskiyou county, California (off Forest Road 45N28).