Eriogonum deflexum Skeleton Weed
ANNUAL. The many-branched flowerstalk rises from a rosette of
fuzzy round bluish-green leaves. Small white flowers with red stripes
are solitary and hang upside down. Blooms in April-May but stem may
dry out and persist even after the leaves wither, hence the common name.
In the Empires, uncommon on bajadas and gentle slopes in dry gravel.
FAMILY: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)