Latin name: Eriogonum giganteum S. Watson
  Pronunciation: er-ee-OG-an-um ji-GAN-tee-um

  Common name: St. Catherine's lace
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Dry slopes, chaparral, coastal sage scrub,
  Channel Islands

  Blooming period: May to August
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Eriogonum
  2) giganteum
  Three vars. (compactum, formosum and giganteum) in
  SoCal
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