Eriogonum inflatum

Wildflowers Dicots Caryophyllales Polygonaceae Eriogonum

Desert Trumpet

I don’t think I have seen this in Santa Barbara county though it is supposed to grow here. I have seen it in Ventura County on Lockwood Valley Rd., but I’ve never seen it bloom.

The plant consists of a rosette of basal leaves with a strange club-shaped stem at the top of which is a node with several more stems branching off it (each terminating in similar nodes) and sometimes small leaves or flowers.

The plant is similar, though smaller than E. clavatum, however the other grows in red clay-y soil.

Eriogonum inflatum plant

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