Lygodesmia grandiflora var. entrada

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Variety entrada is distinguished by its relatively large size, stiff stems (woody) and leaves, tomentulose phyllaries, and white corollas. It is similar to var. arizonica. Unlike other varieties, it has involucre apices somewhat spreading. Chromosome counts indicate that these plants are asexual triploids (A. S. Tomb, pers. comm.). Variety entrada is locally abundant in Arches National Park, near Moab.