Eriogonum ochrocephalum

Plants herbs, matted, scapose, 0.5–4.5 dm tall, 0.5–3 dm across; stems matted or spreading, occasionally with persistent leaf bases, up to 1/5 height of plant, the caudex stems matted or absent, the aerial flowering stems erect or nearly so, slender, solid, not fistulose, (0.5) 1.5–4.5 dm long, glabrous, rarely slightly floccose, or glandular below inflorescence; leaves basal, fasciculate in terminal tufts, sheathing up stem 1–4 cm, the petioles 1–4 cm long, tomentose, the blades oblanceolate to elliptic or ovate to obovate, 1–2 cm long, (0.3) 0.5–1 (1.5) cm wide, densely tomentose abaxially, only slightly less so adaxially, the margins plane; inflorescences capitate, 1.5–2.5 cm long, the branches absent, the bracts 3, scalelike, narrowly triangular, 1– 2.5 mm long; peduncles absent; involucres 5–8 per cluster, turbinate-campanulate to campanulate, 3–4.5 (5) mm long, (1.5) 2–4.5 mm wide, rigid, sparsely to densely floccose, occasionally glandular, the teeth 6–8, erect, 0.5–1 mm long; flowers 2–2.5 (3) mm long, the perianth yellow, glabrous or weakly glandular abaxially, the hypanthium only at base of perianth, the tepals monomorphic, broadly oblong, the stamens exserted, 2.5–3.5 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes light brown, 1.5–2.5 mm long, glabrous.

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