Eriogonum eremicum

Plants spreading, not scapose, 2.5–4.5 dm tall, 1–2.5 dm across, glabrous, grayish; stems spreading, without persistent leaf bases, up to 1⁄4 height of plant, the caudex stems absent, the aerial flowering stems erect, slender, solid, not fistulose, 0.5–2 dm long, glabrous, pubescent among leaves; leaves basal, 1 per node, the petioles 1– 2.5 cm long, tomentose, the blades ovate to round, 1.2–2 (2.5) cm long, 1–1.7 (2) cm wide, tomentose on both surfaces, the margins plane; inflorescences cymose, 12–25 cm long, 10–20 cm wide, the branches dichotomous, glabrous, the bracts 3, scalelike, triangular, 1–3 mm long; peduncles absent; involucres (1) 2–5 per cluster, turbinate, 2.5–4 (4.5) mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide, glabrous, the teeth 5, erect, 0.4–0.8 mm long; flowers 2.5–3 mm long, the perianth white, glabrous, the hypanthium 1/5 length of perianth, the tepals monomorphic, obovate, the stamens exserted, 2.5–3.5 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes light brown to brown, 2.5–3 mm long, glabrous. Continue reading