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120d. Eriogonum sphaerocephalum Douglas ex Bentham var. sublineare (S. Stokes) Reveal, Harvard Pap. Bot. 9: 197. 2004.

Scabland wild buckwheat

Eriogonum caespitosum Nuttall var. sublineare S. Stokes, Leafl. W. Bot. 2: 72. 1938; E. douglasii var. sublineare (S. Stokes) Reveal; E. douglasii var. tenue (Small) C. L. Hitchcock

Leaf blades linear-oblanceolate, mostly tomentose on both surfaces, margins usually revolute. Inflorescences capitate or umbellate. Perianths pale yellow to ochroleucous.

Flowering May-Jul. Gravelly, volcanic scablands, mixed grassland and sagebrush communities; 100-1300 m; Oreg., Wash.

Variety sublineare is found in south-central Wash-ington and adjacent north-central Oregon. It is frequently confused with Eriogonum douglasii.


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