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Sonoran Desert Plants
Eriastrum diffusum (Miniature Woolly-star)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Eriastrum diffusum

 Eriastrum diffusum

 Eriastrum diffusum

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple
Flower Color: lavender or purple or violet to white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to June
Spines: spine tipped leaves
Family: Polemoniaceae (phlox family)
Abundance: common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J.M. Porter. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 18. Eudicots: Polemoniaceae - Phlox Family. Phytoneuron 2016-35: 1-24. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 5 (2 MB pdf)

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