Eriogonum eremicola

Plants herbs, spreading, annual, 0.8–2.5 dm tall, glandular, greenish to reddish; stems with caudex absent, the aerial flowering stems erect, solid, not fistulose, 0.3–1 dm long, glandular; leaves basal, the petioles 1–3 cm long, floccose; leaf blade rounded, 1–2.5 cm long and wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, floccose or glabrous and greenish adaxially, the margins plane; inflorescences cymose, open to somewhat diffuse, 5–20 cm long and wide, the branches glandular, the bracts 3, scalelike, 1–2 mm long, 0.5–1.5 mm wide; peduncles absent or deflexed, straight, slender, (0.1) 0.5–1 cm long, glandular; involucres turbinate-campanulate, 1.8–2 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, glandular, the teeth 5, erect, 0.5–0.8 (1) mm long; flowers 2–2.5 mm long, the perianth white with red midribs, becoming red, glabrous, the tepals monomorphic, oblong-ovate, the stamens exserted, 2–2.5 mm long, the filaments glabrous; achenes brown, trigonous, 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous.

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