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)
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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