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Eriogonum deflexum

Eriogonum deflexum Torr.

 

Skeleton Weed

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusEriogonumFrom Greek erion, “wool,” and gonu, “joint or knee,” for the hairy or woolly joints in the stems of some of these species
SpeciesdeflexumBent, or turned abruptly downward at a sharp angle as the buds and sepals are

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Eriogonum deflexum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Eriogonum deflexum (Skeleton Weed)

4/30/2018 · Barber Peak Loop Trail, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

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