Eriogonum congdonii

Plants subshrubs, spreading to erect, synoecious, 1.5–5 dm tall, 1–3 dm across, floccose or glabrous; stems with caudex spreading to somewhat erect, the aerial flowering stems erect, slender, solid, not fistulose, arising at nodes of caudex branches and at distal nodes of short, nonflowering aerial branches, 1–2 (2.5) dm long, thinly floccose or glabrous; leaves in rather compact basal rosettes, the petioles 0.2–0.8 cm long, the blades narrowly elliptic to narrowly oblong, 0.5–2 cm long, 0.3–0.6 (0.8) cm wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, thinly floccose or glabrous and olive green adaxially, the margins entire, revolute; inflorescences umbellate, 0.3–3 cm long, 1–3.5 cm wide, the branches thinly floccose or glabrous, the bracts 3–4, semi- foliaceous, lanceolate, 0.1–0.5 mm long, 0.1–0.3 mm wide; involucres 1 per node, turbinate, 5–6 mm long, 3– 4 mm wide, tomentose, the teeth 6–8, erect, 0.5–2 mm long; flowers 4–6 mm long, including a 0.4–0.6 mm long stipelike base, the perianth sulphur yellow, glabrous, the tepals monomorphic, obovate, the stamens exserted, 4–5 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes light brown, 4–5.5 mm long, glabrous except for sparsely pubescent beak. Continue reading