Taxon  Report   3067    
Eriastrum sparsiflorum  (Eastw.) H. Mason
Few flowered vool star,  Great basin eriastrum, Great basin woollystar
Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2015 John Doyen
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Eriastrum sparsiflorum
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Genus: Eriastrum
Communities: Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eriastrum sparsiflorum ssp. sparsiflorum
More information about  Eriastrum sparsiflorum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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 23, 2019).