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Desert Trumpet

Yellow - Eriogonum inflatum

A slender, leafless plant growing to over two feet bearing tiny yellow flowers. Blueish stem is inflated at the node giving the plant its "trumpet" shape.

Common throughout the Mojave Desert below 6,000' in gravel flats and sandy washes in creosote bush, blackbush and sagebrush scrub. Also found in similar soils in Joshua tree, and pinon-juniper woodlands.


Flowers - January to May

Buckwheat Family (Polygonaceae)

Native American plant use: Indians would use the inflated stem portion of the plant as a means to smoke tobacco.

Desert Habitat:
  • Desert Wash
  • Creosote Bush Scrub
  • Joshua Tree Woodland
  • Pinyon-juniper Woodland


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  • Desert Trumpet - Eriogonum inflatum
    Desert Trumpet photo taken at Joshua Tree National Park

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