Taxon  Report   3060    
Eriastrum diffusum  (A. Gray) H. Mason
Miniature eriastrum,  Miniature wool star, Miniature woollystar
Eriastrum diffusum
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Eriastrum diffusum
© 2014 Keir Morse
Eriastrum diffusum
© 2010 James M. Andre
Eriastrum diffusum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriastrum diffusum
© 2018 Diane Etchison
Genus: Eriastrum
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eriastrum diffusum ssp. jonesii
More information about  Eriastrum diffusum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).