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Eriastrum diffusum

Miniature Woolly-star

Eriastrum diffusum

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: linear
leaf surface3: woolly
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: lavender or purple or violet to white or whitish
Flowering period2: Mar. to June
Armament2, 3: spine tipped leaves
Family1, 2, 3: Polemoniaceae (phlox family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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