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Last updated 6/8/2020 by David Giblin.
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. var. nivale (Canby ex Coville) M.E. Jones[FNA5, HC, HC2]
Sierra cushion buckwheat

Publication: Contr. W. Bot. 11: 8. 1903.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Variety nivale is the common high-elevation expression of the species in desert ranges of the Great Basin and in the Sierra-Cascade cordillera. In northwestern Washington, some plants of var. nivale have scapes to 13 cm (especially in Chelan County). They are well removed from var. purpureum, and have the dense, almost brilliant white tomentum of var. nivale."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Eriogonum nivale Canby ex Coville
Eriogonum rhodanthum A. Nelson & P.B. Kenn.