Eriogonum brevicaule var. caelitum
Phytologia 86: 123. 2004.
Plants cespitose, 0.6–1.8(–2) × 1–2.5 dm. Aerial flowering stems erect or nearly so, scapelike, 0.5–1.5 dm, densely floccose to tomentose. Leaves: blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, 0.2–4.5(–5) × (0.2–)0.3–0.6(–0.7) cm, tomentose abaxially, thinly floccose and bright green adaxially, margins plane or slightly thickened. Inflorescences capitate, 1–2 cm; branches absent. Involucres 3–7 per cluster, turbinate to turbinate-campanulate, 2–3.5(–4) × 2–3(–3.5) mm, floccose to tomentose. Flowers 2.5–3.5(–4) mm; perianth yellow, glabrous.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Sep.
Habitat: Gravelly to rocky, mostly limestone soil, high-elevation sagebrush communities, subalpine conifer woodlands
Elevation: 2700-3700 m
Variety caelitum is restricted to the limestone Flagstaff Formation on the high mesa tops of the Wasatch Mountains in Sanpete and northern Sevier counties.