from the Greek eri, "early," and geron, "old man," thus meaning "old man in the spring," referring to the fluffy, white seed heads and the early flowering and fruiting of many species
Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by
public and private institutions and individuals,
Consortium of California Herbaria.[web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California:The Calflora Database
[a non-profit organization].Available:
https://www.calflora.org/(Accessed: Oct 19, 2020).