This Eriogonum is another of those high elevation gems. It's range runs along the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges from central California through to British Columbia.. In Nevada it makes it's way eastward just into the western counties of Utah. It is found in CA, NV, ID, OR, WA, UT, and BC.
This eriogonum is locally found at elevations of 8,000'-11,000' on decomposed granite, screes and fell fields. The flowers have a range of colors from white/cream to rose/red. It is mat forming with the flowers held from 0-3" above the foliage.
These photos were taken on a trip this summer from the Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake in the central Sierras of California. We stopped along the trail to explore the fell fields on the north shore Frog Lake. We were rewarded for our efforts handsomely.