Eriastrum diffusum (A.Gray) H.Mason

A low-growing annual of lower elevations throughout the southwestern United States. The woolly inflorescences are distinctive.

Plant habit at Rockhound State Park in the Little Florida Mountains, Luna County, New Mexico, 8 Apr 2006.

Closer view of an inflorescence at Rockhound State Park, 8 Apr 2006.

Plant habit on the divide between Ladera Canyon and Long Canyon, southwestern Organ Mountains, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, 6 Apr 2008.

Plant habit on the Table Top Trail, Sonoran Desert National Monument, Maricopa County, Arizona, 10 Mar 2008.

Flowers on the Table Top Trail, 10 Mar 2008.

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