Eriogonum latens

Plants herbs, erect, (1.5) 2.5–4.5 (5) dm tall, 1–2 dm across, glabrous; stems with caudex absent or nearly so, the aerial flowering stems erect, slender, solid, not fistulose, arising at nodes of caudex branches and at distal nodes of short, nonflowering aerial branches, 1–4 dm long, essentially glabrous; leaves basal, occasionally in rosettes, the petioles 1–4 (7) cm long, pilose, the blades elliptic-obovate to round-ovate, 1–3 (3.5) cm long, 0.8–2.5 cm wide, pilose, the margins entire, plane; inflorescences capitate, 2–3.5 (4) cm wide, the branches absent, the bracts 5–8, essentially scalelike, 1–8 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; involucres 2–5 or more per cluster, campanulate, 6–8 mm long and wide, pilose, the teeth 5–8, erect to slightly spreading, 1–2 mm long; flowers 3–6 mm long, including a 0.1–0.2 mm long stipelike base, the perianth cream to pale yellow, sparsely pubescent abaxially, the tepals monomorphic, obovate to spatulate, the stamens exserted, 3–7 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes light brown, 3–5 mm long, glabrous. Continue reading