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[er-ee-og-uh-nuh m, -ee-uh-goh-nuh m]
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  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Eriogonum, of the buckwheat family, native to southern and western North America.Compare umbrella plant(def 2).
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Origin of eriogonum

< New Latin Eriogonum genus name, equivalent to Greek erio- (combining form of érion wool) + -gonum < Greek -gonon, neuter of -gonos, -kneed, -jointed, adj. derivative of gónu knee; so called because the jointed stems are covered with hair
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  • Eriogonum rhodanthum, a perennial which forms dense mats on hard rocky ground.

    The Lake of the Sky

    George Wharton James