Sunday, February 28, 2016

Eriogonum trichopes (Little Desert Trumpet)

4/3/11 Shaver's Well, Box Canyon Road, Mecca Hills, Riverside County, CA

 4/3/11 Shaver's Valley, Riverside County, CA

 4/3/11 Shaver's Valley

3/15/19 Shaver's Valley


COMMON NAME: Little Desert Trumpet

SPECIES: Eriogonum trichopes

FAMILY: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


LOCATION: Shaver's Well, Box Canyon Road, Mecca Hills, Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

[Group 2] Annual 10–180 cm

Leaves basal; blade 5–40 mm, oblong to reniform, generally ± wavy-margined, glabrous to thinly hairy

Inflorescence cyme-like; base ± hairy; axes often wider below main nodes; bracts scale-like; involucres on thread-like stalks, 0.5–2.5 mm, glabrous, teeth generally 4

Flower: perianth 1–2.5 mm, yellow becoming reddish, coarsely and minutely white-hairy, lobes ovate

Fruit ± 2 mm, glabrous

Ecology: Open clay, sand, gravel, or serpentine

Elevation: -60–1300 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Inner South Coast Ranges, n Western Transverse Ranges, Desert 

Distribution outside California: to Utah, New Mexico, nw Mexico

Flowering time: Apr–Aug

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