Eriogonum wetherillii

Plants herbs, spreading, annual, 0.5–2.5 dm tall, glabrous, reddish-green to reddish; stems with caudex absent, the aerial flowering stems erect, solid, not fistulose, 0.1–0.4 dm long, glabrous except somewhat villous proximally; leaves basal, the petioles 1–5 cm long, tomentose to floccose, the blades oblong to orbiculate, (0.5) 1–4 cm long, (0.5) 1–3 cm wide, densely white-tomentose abaxially, floccose to glabrate and reddish or greenish adaxially, the margins plane; inflorescences cymose, diffuse, flat-topped to rounded, 5–20 cm long, 10–35 cm wide, the branches glabrous, the bracts 3, scalelike, 0.5–2 mm long, 1–2 mm wide; peduncles erect, straight, filiform, (0.3) 0.5–1 cm long, glabrous, rarely absent distally; involucres turbinate, (0.3) 0.5–1 mm long, (0.2) 0.5–1 mm wide, glabrous, the teeth 4, erect, 0.1–0.3 mm long; flowers 0.5–1.2 mm long in early anthesis, becoming 1–1.5 mm long, the perianth yellowish to red in early anthesis, becoming pink to rose, glabrous, the tepals monomorphic, elliptic to obovate, the stamens included to slightly exserted, 0.7–1 mm long, the filaments glabrous; achenes dark brown to black, lenticular, 0.6–1 mm long, glabrous. Continue reading