Eriogonum nidularium

Plants herbs, erect to slightly spreading, 0.5–1.5 (2) dm tall, floccose to tomentose, greenish to tawny; aerial flowering stems mostly erect, 0.05–0.3 dm long, floccose to tomentose; leaves basal, the petioles 1–3 (5) cm long, tomentose, the blades rounded to cordate, cm long, 1–2 (2.5) cm long and wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, tomentose to floccose and occasionally greenish adaxially; inflorescences narrowly cymose, distally uniparous due to suppression of secondary branches, diffuse, 5–15 (20) cm long, 5–20 (30) cm wide, the branches inwardly curved distally, floccose to tomentose, the bracts 0.5–3 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; peduncles absent; involucres appressed to branches, cylindric-turbinate, 1–1.3 mm long, 0.5–0.7 mm wide, floccose, the teeth 5, erect, 0.1–0.2 mm long; flowers 1–3 (3.5) mm long, the perianth pale yellow or yellow, rarely creamy white, becoming red, glabrous, the tepals dimorphic, those of outer whorl broadly fan-shaped, those of inner whorl oblanceolate, the stamens included, 1–1.5 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes light brown, trigonous, 1–1.3 mm long.

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