Plants pulvinate and cespitose, 0.5–1.2 dm tall, 0.7–4 dm across; aerial flowering stems erect, scapelike, (0.2) 0.4–1 dm long, tomentose or floccose; leaf blades oblanceolate to elliptic or, rarely, ovate, 0.4–2 (2.5) cm long, 0.2–1 cm wide, densely greenish- or grayish-white-tomentose on both surfaces or densely greenish-white tomentose abaxially, the margins plane; inflorescences capitate, 0.7–1.5 cm long, the branches absent; flowers 2–3.5 mm long, the perianth yellow, glabrous.
Category Archives: Eriogonum brevicaule
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.