Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 42: 187. 1906.
Herbs, spreading, annual, (0.5–)1–3 dm, glabrous, greenish to reddish. Stems: caudex absent; aerial flowering stems erect, solid, not fistulose, 0.2–0.6 dm, glabrous. Leaves basal; petiole 0.5–3 cm, floccose; blade ovate to orbiculate, 0.4–1.5 × 0.4–1.2 cm, white-tomentose abaxially, floccose or glabrous and greenish adaxially, margins plane. Inflorescences cymose, open, 5–25 × 5–25 cm; branches glabrous; bracts 3, scalelike, 1–2 × 1–2 mm. Peduncles absent or erect, straight, slender, 0.1–0.5 cm, glabrous, absent distally. Involucres turbinate, 1.5–2 × 1–1.7 mm, glabrous; teeth 5, erect, 0.4–0.8 mm. Flowers 1.2–1.7 mm; perianth white to pale yellow, glabrous, pustulose proximally; tepals monomorphic, ovate; stamens included, 1.2–1.8 mm; filaments glabrous. Achenes brown, lenticular, 1.6–2 mm, glabrous. 2n = 36.
Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Clayey flats and slopes, saltbush, greasewood, and sagebrush communities, juniper woodlands
Elevation: 700-1300(-1500) m
Idaho, Nev., Oreg.
Eriogonum salicornioides is known from Harney and Malheur counties in southeastern Oregon and Elmore and Owyhee counties of southwestern Idaho. Its attribution to Nevada is based on a Percy Train collection (Jun 1934, NY, PAC) from a dry desert valley in northern Humboldt County. Efforts to relocate the species in that state have been unsuccessful.