Eriastrum abramsii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Eriastrum
E. abramsii
Binomial name
Eriastrum abramsii
(Elmer) H.Mason

Eriastrum abramsii is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Abrams' woollystar. The epithet abramsii commemorates LeRoy Abrams.[1] It is endemic to California, where it is known from the hills of the Coast Ranges in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. It is an annual herb producing a thin, usually woolly stem up to about 15 centimeters tall. The leaves are divided into several narrow, threadlike linear lobes. The inflorescence is a woolly cluster of narrow, leaflike bracts laced with webby fibers. The small flowers have yellow throats and white or blue corolla lobes.


  1. ^ Eggli, U.; Newton, L.E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 1. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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