General: Perennial herb from a strong taproot and freely branched crown, forming loose flat mats up to 60 cm wide; stems prostrate to ascending, simple, several, 10-30 cm tall/long, usually white-woolly.
Leaves: Basal leaves elliptic to spoon-shaped, grey- to white woolly-hairy on the lower surface, greenish on the upper, the blades 1-3 (4) cm long, narrowed gradually to the stalks; stem leaves lacking.
Flowers: Inflorescence a large, simple or compound umbel, subtended by a whorl of leaflike bracts; involucres bell-shaped, hairy, 4-6 mm long, the 6-12 lobes 2-3 mm long, often reflexed; perianths creamy or pale to deep yellow, often tinged with rose or purple, smooth, 6-l0 lobed; flowers usually imperfect.
Fruits: Achenes, smooth.
Notes: Two closely related varieties occur in BC:
1. Perianth white to cream or pale yellow................. var. subalpinum (Greene) M. E. Jones
1. Perianth bright yellow...................... var. umbellatum
Eriogonum covillei Small Eriogonum stellatum Benth. Eriogonum umbellatum subsp. covillei (Small) Munz Eriogonum umbellatum subsp. minus (I.M. Johnst.) Munz Eriogonum umbellatum subsp. stellatum (Benth.) S. Stokes Eriogonum umbellatum var. chrysanthum Gandog. Eriogonum umbellatum var. croceum (Small) S. Stokes ex R.J. Davis Eriogonum umbellatum var. stellatum (Benth.) M.E. Jones
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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