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Fair Oaks Rd
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Commerce Dr, Prescott
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Fair Oaks Rd
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Fair Oaks Rd
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Evergreen. Small, neat, mounded plant and slender stems with silvery leaves covered with dense, whitish hairs on the lower half and clusters of white to pale pink flowers along wiry stems above. Seed heads often dry to shades of rust red persisting into the winter.
Height: 1.5 feet     Width: 2 feet


Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland
Elevation: 3000 - 7000 feet

Similar Species: Eriogonum leptocladon, Eriogonum nummulare

Flower Characteristics

Color: Pinkish-white   Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Jul - Oct
Description: Flowers usually attached directly to the stem along the upper 2 inches, though some scattered lower on the branches. Each flower has reddish sepals and bracts with a red stripe on the underside of petal.

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Simple   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Smooth   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: Top and bottom of leaves
Description: Small leaves, also basal, 1/2 inch long by 1/4 inch wide, narrow to a point with silver green from a covering of white hairs. At ground level surrounded by a thick mat of white, woody leaves about 1 inch long.
Spines: N

Fruit Characteristics

Color: Brown   Type: Other   Description: Small, solitary, erect, scabrous, achenes enclosed by three bracts with an acute base; brown to light brown.

Bark Characteristics

Bark Color: Redish-brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Several flowering stems, erect, slender, with scaly bark, lanate to tomentose (dense cottony hairs) on top of a woody base.

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