There are many varieties of this species but in general, it is a tough perennial herb which forms mats in gravelly soil or amongst rocks and produces erect inflorescences up to 35 centimeters in height. The pale green to gray leaves at the base of the plant are rounded and woolly and have petioles. The clumps of flowers are yellow, light red or pink, purple, or white.
Flower Family: Buckwheat
Scientific Name: Eriogonum ovalifolium
Usual Color: Yellow
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