Taxon  Report   3067 
Eriastrum sparsiflorum  (Eastw.) H. Mason
Few flowered vool star,  Great basin eriastrum, Great basin woollystar
Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2009 Ron Wolf
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Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Eriastrum sparsiflorum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2015 John Doyen
Genus: Eriastrum
Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Eriastrum sparsiflorum ssp. sparsiflorum
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 17, 2018).

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