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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Eriogonum douglasii Benth.
USDA Symbol: erdo
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Dense-matted and shrubby, this plant is rarely over 4 in. high. Typically the flower stems bear a whorl of leaves near the middle. These and the basal leaves are woolly on the lower side, sometimes on the upper surface too. Generally leaves are linear, becoming smaller up the stem. Tubular flowers occur in tight, round clusters and are white to lemon-yellow to pinkish.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
CA , ID , NV , OR , WA Native Distribution:
E. of the Cascades from c. WA to the CA Sierras, e. to w. ID & w. NV Native Habitat:
Sagebrush or juniper flats; ponderosa pine woods; desert hillsides USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, well-drained soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Propagate by seed. Seed Collection:
The three-sided achene
can be hand-stripped from the plant. Seed Treatment:
Seeds of this genus
generally germinate without pretreatment but in such a large genus,
a variety of germination responses can be expected. Commercially Avail:
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
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff