Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to California, less commonly east to Idaho.
Habitat: Open sagebrush desert in the foothills to rather high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Sturdy perennial from a thick taproot with wiry, glabrous and glaucous flowering stems 3-8 dm. tall.
Basal, ovate, 7-15 cm. long, truncate at base, slightly hairy by green on both surfaces, with petioles about as long as the blade.
Inflorescence large, open, loosely cymose, the cup-shaped involucre about 3 mm. long and few-flowered; the tepals 3 mm. long, white to cream but pinkish in the bud, without a stipe at the base, pubescent on the lower half.
Separate from Eriogonum nudum by the leaves and flower clusters. E. nudum has more-or-less oblong leaves that are white-woolly underneath on petioles at least twice as long as the blade; the flowers are usually in tight, globose clusters.