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Yellow-Flowered Eriastrum
(Eriastrum luteum )
Polemoniaceae

Yellow Woollystar; Photo Copyright 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen
Photo Copyright 2004 Laura Ann Eliassen

Description: Annual herb 3/4 - 10 inches (2-25cm) high. Leaves linear, 3/4 - 1 1/2 inches (2-4cm) long, woolly, smooth-edged, or with 2 lobes at the base. Inflorescence are 2-8 flowered heads. Flowers are bright yellow with flat-topped petals, 1/4 inch (5-6mm) long, and a slender, 1/8 inch (3mm) long tube.

Distribution:

Habitat: Dry slopes. Sandy or gravelly. Elevation 928 - 3200 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Bakersfield

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010