er·i·og·o·num | \ˌerēˈägənəm\

Definition of eriogonum 

1 capitalized : a genus of North American herbs (family Polygonaceae) with small clustered flowers subtended by an involucre

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Eriogonum

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History and Etymology for eriogonum

New Latin, from erio- + -gonum (from Greek gony knee); from the woolly stems of some species

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