|Scientific Name||Eriogonum umbellatum var. umbellatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERUMU2|
|Common Name||Sulfur-flower Buckwheat||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||195595|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (5500 to 10000 ft); dry slopes, sagebush meadows, forests.
Plant: Mat-forming perennial with erect stems up to to 10 inches tall; stems hairy and leafless.
Leaves: Basal elliptic to ovate leaves; lower surface grayish, densely covered with fine hairs; upper surfaces green, smooth or slightly hairy; 3/8 to 1 inch long and up to 5/8-inch wide.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny, sometimes red-tinted, buds becoming bright yellow flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across, forming large umbels with a single whorl of green, leafy bracts just below.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SW Colorado Wildflowers and Flora of North America.
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