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|Family: Polemoniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Eriastrum||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Eriastrum diffusum (A. Gray) H. Mason
Habit: Annual. Stem: erect or spreading, 3--20 cm, thin, wiry, generally subglabrous, often brown. Leaf: 10--25 mm; lobes generally 1--3 near base, +- glabrous to woolly. Flower: corolla generally 6--9 mm, generally funnel-shaped, tube 3--4(--5) mm, white, yellow, or pale blue, throat +- 1 mm, lobes 2--3(--4) mm, generally > 1 mm wide, light blue or cream; stamens attached in upper throat, 2--3 mm, unequal, exserted. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Open areas, sandy soil; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNE, D; Distribution Outside California: to Colorado, Texas; northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Plant not always open or diffuse.
eFlora Treatment Author: Sarah De Groot, David Gowen & Robert Patterson
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Previous taxon: Eriastrum densifolium subsp. sanctorum
Next taxon: Eriastrum eremicum subsp. eremicum
Citation for this treatment: Sarah De Groot, David Gowen & Robert Patterson 2017. Eriastrum diffusum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=24590, accessed on February 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 28, 2017.