Eriogonum brachyanthum

Plants herbs, spreading, (0.5) 1–3 dm tall, glabrous, greenish; aerial flowering stems erect, 0.3–0.8 dm long, glabrous; leaves basal, the petioles 0.5–3 cm long, tomentose, the blades ovate to rounded, 0.5–2 cm long and wide, densely white-tomentose on both surfaces, rarely glabrate and grayish or greenish adaxially; inflorescences cymose, occasionally distally uniparous due to suppression of secondary branches, usually diffuse, 5–25 cm long, 5–30 cm wide, the branches glabrous, the bracts 0.5–2 mm long and wide; peduncles absent; involucres somewhat appressed to branches, turbinate, 1–1.2 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide, glabrous, the teeth 5, erect, 0.2–0.3 mm long; flowers 0.6–0.8 (1) mm long, the perianth yellow or pale yellowish, rarely whitish, glabrous, the tepals slightly dimorphic, those of outer whorl oblong to oblong-obovate, those of inner whorl narrowly oblong, the stamens included, 0.5–0.8 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes dark brown, trigonous, 0.8–1 mm long. Continue reading