Eriogonum roseum

Plants herbs, erect, 1–8 dm tall, thinly tomentose to floccose, whitish to grayish or brownish to reddish-brown; aerial flowering stems erect, 0.5–3 dm long, thinly tomentose to floccose; leaves basal and cauline; basal: petiole 1–4 cm long, thinly tomentose to floccose, blade oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, 1–3 (5) cm long, (0.3) 0.5–1 (2) cm wide, tomentose on both surfaces, sometimes merely floccose and grayish or brownish to reddish-brown adaxially; cauline: petiole 0.3–1.5 (2) cm long, mostly floccose, blade elliptic, 0.5–3 cm long, 0.3–1 cm wide, mostly tomentose and whitish to grayish; inflorescences cymose, often distally uniparous due to suppression of secondary branches, open, 10–70 cm long, 10–45 cm wide, the branches straight or nearly so, infrequently inwardly curved distally, thinly tomentose to floccose, the bracts 1–3 mm long and wide; peduncles absent; involucres appressed to branches, cylindric, (3.5) 4–5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, the teeth 5, erect, 0.2–0.4 mm long; flowers 1.5–2 (2.5) mm long, the perianth white to pink or red, occasionally yellow, glabrous, the tepals monomorphic, narrowly obovate to oblong, the stamens included, 1–1.5 mm long, the filaments pilose proximally; achenes brown, trigonous, 1.8–2 (2.2) mm long. 2n = 18.

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