Latin name: Eriastrum sapphirinum (Eastw.) H. Mason
  Pronunciation: er-ee-AS-trum saf-ir-EYE-num

  Common name: Sapphire woolstar
  Family: Polemoniaceae (Phlox)
  Habitat: Dry places, mostly 4000'-8000', chaparral,
  yellow pine forest

  Blooming period: June to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Eriastrum
  2) sapphirinum
  Two ssps. (dasyanthum and sapphirinum) in SoCal
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