|Scientific Name||Eriogonum umbellatum var. majus||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERUMM|
|Common Name||Sub-alpine Sulphur-flower, Sulphur-flower Buckwheat||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||528020|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (6500 to 12800 ft); dry slopes, sagebush meadows, forests or tundra.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial with erect stems 6 to 12 inches tall; stems hairy to smooth, leafless.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, lower surface grayish, densely covered with fine hairs; upper surfaces green, smooth or somewhat hairy; 3/8 to 3/4-inch long and up to 5/8-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny, sometimes red-tinted, buds becoming creamy-white flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across, in large umbels with a single whorl of green, leafy bracts just below.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
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