Eriogonum lachnogynum var. lachnogynum
Plants erect, 1–3.5 × 1–2 dm. Aerial flowering stems 1–2 dm, floccose. Leaves: petiole 0.5–2.5(–3) cm; blade lanceolate or oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 1–2.5(–3) × 0.3–0.5(–0.8) cm. Inflorescences subcapitate, umbellate-cymose, or cymose, open and divided 1–3 times; branches 2–20 × 2–20 cm. Involucres 2–5 per cluster, (2–)3–4 mm. Flowers 2.5–5(–6) mm.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Sandy to gravelly (often calcareous) or shaley to clayey or gypsum flats and washes, grassland, creosote bush, or mesquite communities, pinyon and/or juniper woodlands
Elevation: 900-2400 m
Colo., Kans., N.Mex., Okla., Tex.
Variety lachnogynum is widely scattered throughout its range, being mostly infrequent to locally common in eastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, and northern Texas.