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Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt.
USDA Symbol: EROV
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A matted plant, often grayish-haired, with basal leaves and round heads of tiny, reddish or purplish to cream flowers on long, erect, leafless stems.
There is much variation, as is to be expected in a widespread species such as this, occurring over a broad elevational range. Alpine plants are generally dwarf; plants growing in sagebrush are usually taller. Flowers vary from cream to yellow when young; as they age, they may become reddish or purple.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
, WY Canada: AB Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to northern California and east to Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Alberta. Native Habitat: In
open areas from sagebrush plains to open coniferous woodlands, alpine ridges, and rocky mountain slopes.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| FACU || UPL || FACU |
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff