Friday, February 24, 2017

Eriastrum wilcoxii (Wilcox's Woolstar)

7/4/16 Lower elevations of Rock Creek Road, Eastern Sierra,
Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Wilcox's Woolstar

SPECIES: Eriastrum wilcoxii

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 7/4/2016

LOCATION: Lower elevations of Rock Creek Rd., Eastern Sierra, Inyo National Forest, Mono County, CA


Treatment from Jepson eFlora:

Habit: Annual, erect, generally robust, woolly-hairy to occasionally subglabrous. 

Stem: 3--30 cm. 

Leaf: 15--30 mm, thread-like, entire or 1--7-lobed near base, densely woolly. 

Flower: corolla 9--14 mm, generally funnel-shaped, tube 5--8 mm, yellow or white, throat +- 2 mm, yellow or white, lobes 4--5 mm, blue; stamens attached in upper tube or lower throat, 1.5--4.5 mm, unequal, exserted. 

Seed: generally 3 per chamber. 

Ecology: Desert flats, slopes; 

Elevation: generally < 2900 m. 

Bioregional Distribution: SNH, GB, n DMtns; 

Distribution Outside California: to Idaho, Wyoming. 

Flowering Time: Jun--Aug 

Note: Plants in SCoRO with corollas light blue with a dark spot at lobe bases probably an undescribed taxon; study needed. 

eFlora Treatment Author: Sarah De Groot, David Gowen & Robert Patterson

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