Great Basin Woollystar
Color: Blue, pink, yellow or cream
Common name: Great Basin Woollystar
Latin name: Eriastrum sparsiflorum
Height: 2-12 inches
Description: Narrow funnel-shaped flower with 4-6 mm tube and yellow throat.
Leaf: 5–35 mm, thread-like, woolly, smooth or 2-lobed near base.
Range: s High Sierra Nevada, Tehachapi Mountain Area, East of Sierra Nevada, Desert Mountains
Habitat: Desert slopes
Elevation: < 2400 m.
Flowering time: Jun–Jul
Notes: Eriastrum sparsiflorum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. Distribution outside California: Oregon, Nevada, Baja California. Photographed in the far eastern Mojave Desert near Lanfair Valley on April 30, 2005 with a Canon EOS 10D and 100mm macro lens.
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