Eriogonum wrightii [Polygonaceae]

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Scientific Name Eriogonum wrightii var. wrightii USDA PLANTS Symbol ERWRW
Common Name Shrubby Buckwheat, Wright's Bastardsage ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 195625
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry, rocky soils in washes, canyons, slopes, brushlands, woodlands and flats; 3,000 to 7,000 ft.
Plant: Perennial subshrub, with spreading to erect stems; up to 30 inches tall and 48 inches wide; stems with woolly or thin, cottony hairs, or smooth.
Leaves: Clusters at base and along stems of small oblanceolate to broadly elliptic leaves, up to 0.6 inches long and 0.4 inches wide; surface usually woolly.
Inflorescence: Clusters of a few short-stalked very small white to pink or rose flowers in racemes 2 to 12 inches long; each flower with 6 ruffled petal-like tepals that have a broad, brownish-reddish-pink stripe in the centers; stamens are protruding.
Bloom Period: July to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, American Southwest, Flora of North America and SEINet
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