Eriastrum diffusum Miniature Woolystar
ANNUAL. A tiny plant, only a few centimeters tall, named for
the white fuzz at the base of the leaves and calyces. Leaves few,
narrow, almost needlelike. Flowers are about 1 cm in diameter, light
blue, shining, blooming in April-May. In the Empires, two forms occur:
the typical plant (left) and a white-flowered variant with shorter, rounded
petals. Sunny, well-drained sand and fine gravel.
FAMILY: Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)