Eriogonum jonesii

Plants subshrubs, spreading, not scapose, 2–5 dm tall, 2.5–5 (6) dm across, white- to brownish-tomentose, reddish- to brownish-white; stems spreading, without persistent leaf bases, up to 1⁄4 height of plant, the caudex stems absent, the aerial flowering stems erect or nearly so, somewhat stout, solid, not fistulose, 1–2 (2.5) dm long, floccose; leaves cauline on proximal 1–7 (9) cm of stem, 1 per node, the petioles 1.5–4 (5) cm long, tomentose, the blades cordate, (1.5) 2–3.5 cm long, 1–2 (2.5) cm wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, floccose and greenish or brownish white adaxially, the margins plane or crenulate; inflorescences cymose, usually open, 3–15 cm long, 5–20 cm wide, the branches dichotomous, tomentose to floccose, the bracts 3, scalelike, triangular, 1–4 mm long; peduncles absent; involucres 1 per node, turbinate, 1.5–2 (2.5) mm long, 1–1.5 (1.8) mm wide, the teeth 5–6, erect, 0.3–0.5 mm long; flowers 2–3 mm long, the perianth brownish- white, glabrous, the hypanthium 1⁄4 length of perianth, the tepals dimorphic, those of outer whorl obovate, 1.8– 2 mm wide, those of inner whorl lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1–1.2 mm wide, the stamens slightly exserted, 2.5–4 mm long, the filaments glabrous or sparsely pilose proximally; achenes brown, 2–2.5 mm long, glabrous.

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