Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Eriastrum diffusum (Gray) Mason
(Wool Star, Miniature Wooly Star)

Family: Polemoniaceae

Status: Native

Gilia filifolia Nuttall var. diffusa Gray
Eriastrum filifolium (Nuttall) Wooton & Standley

Eriastrum diffusum is a small herb, branched from the base. It appears to have tufts of wooly bracts and small flowers along long spreading branches. There are sparse linear leaves along the branches and at nodes. The small flowers are white and the floral tube is covered by the sepals.
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Eriastrum diffusum, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Hoodoo Canyon, May 30, 2007

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