Eriogonum wrightii var. wrightii

Common names: Wright’s bastard-sage
Synonyms: Eriogonum trachygonum subsp. glomerulum S. Stokes Eriogonum trachygonum subsp. helianthemifolium (Bentham) S. Stokes Eriogonum wrightii subsp. glomerulum (S. Stokes) S. Stokes Eriogonum wrightii subsp. helianthemifolium (Bentham) S. Stokes
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 290. Mentioned on page 289.

Subshrubs or shrubs, (1–)1.5–5(–7.5) × 1–12(–18) dm, mostly tomentose. Leaf blade oblanceolate to elliptic, 0.5–1.5 × 0.2–0.5(–0.7) cm, margins usually plane. Inflorescences virgate or cymose; branches slender. Involucres 2–2.5 mm. Flowers 2.5–3.5 mm; perianth white to pink or rose. Achenes 2.5–3 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Gravelly to rocky (often calcareous) slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, blackbrush, creosote bush, and mesquite communities, oak or pinyon and/or juniper woodlands
Elevation: (300-)900-2200 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah, Mexico (Chuhuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Zacatecas).

Discussion

Variety wrightii is remarkably homogeneous throughout its extensive range in Arizona, southeastern California, southern Nevada, New Mexico, western Texas, and southeastern Utah. It is occasionally found in cultivation.

D. E. Moerman (1986) indicated that this variety was used by the Navajo-Keyenta as an emetic.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

James L. Reveal +
Torrey ex Bentham in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle +
Undefined subg. Eucycla +
Wright’s bastard-sage +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Mexico (Chuhuahua +, Coahuila +, Durango +, San Luis Potosi +, Sonora +  and Zacatecas). +
(300-)900-2200 m +
Gravelly to rocky (often calcareous) slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, blackbrush, creosote bush, and mesquite communities, oak or pinyon and/or juniper woodlands +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. +
Eriogonum trachygonum subsp. glomerulum +, Eriogonum trachygonum subsp. helianthemifolium +, Eriogonum wrightii subsp. glomerulum +  and Eriogonum wrightii subsp. helianthemifolium +
Eriogonum wrightii var. wrightii +
Eriogonum wrightii +
variety +