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Eriogonum corymbosum
Eriogonum corymbosum
Eriogonum corymbosum variety orbiculatum (Corymb Buckwheat)
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands, woodlands, rocks. Summer, fall.
Along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, September 26, 2005.

At over four feet in diameter, this is not an unusual Eriogonum corymbosum.

Eriogonum corymbosum

Eriogonum corymbosum

Eriogonum corymbosum variety orbiculatum (Corymb Buckwheat)
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands, woodlands, rocks. Summer, fall.
Grandview Point Trail, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, September 27, 2005. 

Brilliant white flowers give way to russets.

Eriogonum corymbosum variety velutinum

Eriogonum corymbosum variety velutinum

Eriogonum corymbosum variety velutinum (Corymb Buckwheat)
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Semi-desert. Shrublands, woodlands, rocks. Summer, fall.
Along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah, September 26, 2005.

Eriogonum corymbosum variety velutinum is the most widely distributed variety of E. corymbosum. It is separated from other varieties by its elliptic-oblong to oblong or ovate, rarely cordate leaves which are 1.5–3 cm long, 1.5–2.5 cm wide, and by its dense, short, matted, white hairiness.

"Velutinum" is Latin for "fleece".