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10b. Eremogone kingii (S. Watson) Ikonnikov var. glabrescens (S. Watson) Dorn, Vasc. Pl. Wyoming, ed. 3. 376. 2001.

Arenaria fendleri A. Gray var. glabrescens S. Watson, Botany (Fortieth Parallel), 40. 1871; A. aculeata S. Watson var. uintahensis (A. Nelson) M. Peck; A. compacta Coville; A. kingii subsp. compacta (Coville) Maguire; A. kingii S. Watson var. glabrescens (S. Watson) Maguire; A. kingii subsp. plateauensis Maguire; A. kingii var. plateauensis (Maguire) Reveal; A. kingii subsp. rosea Maguire; A. kingii subsp. uintahensis (A. Nelson) Maguire; A. kingii var. uintahensis (A. Nelson) C. L. Hitchcock; A. uintahensis A. Nelson; Eremogone kingii var. plateauensis (Maguire) R. L. Hartman & Rabeler; E. kingii var. rosea (Maguire) R. L. Hartman & Rabeler; E. kingii subsp. uintahensis (A. Nelson) W. A. Weber

Petals white (rarely pink), apex entire or erose.

Flowering late spring-summer. Dry hills, pinyon-juniper woods, sagebrush slopes; (1500-)2100-4000 m; Calif., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah.

Arenaria kingii subsp. compacta intergrades completely with var. glabrescens in many areas of the Sierra Nevada and does not deserve recognition.

M. F. Baad (1969) noted populations from Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Wyoming that he considered intermediate between Eremogone capillaris var. americana and E. kingii var. glabrescens.


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