Eriogonum umbellatum var. bahiiforme

Plants herbs, spreading mats, 0.8–2 (2.5) dm tall, 3–6 dm across; aerial flowering stems erect, usually 0.5–1.5 dm long, tomentose, without one or more foliaceous bracts about midlength; leaves in rather compact rosettes, the blades elliptic to oval, 0.5–1.5 (1.7) cm long, 0.3–0.7 cm wide, densely white- to gray-lanate on both surfaces, the margins plane; inflorescences compound-umbellate, branched 2–5 times, the branches tomentose, without a whorl of bracts about midlength; involucral tubes 2–3 mm long, the lobes 2–3.5 (4) mm long; flowers 5–8 mm long, the perianth bright yellow.


Flowering Jul-Sep. Sandy to gravelly, mostly serpentine flats and slopes, oak and montane conifer woodlands; 700–2000 m; central Coast Ranges of California (Colusa, Contra Costa, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, Santa Clara, and Sonoma cos.) with a disjunct population in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles Co.