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Eriogonum angulosum
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Angle-stem Wild Buckwheat
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Eriogonum angulosum

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About Angle-stem Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum angulosum) Eriogonum angulosum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name anglestem buckwheat. The plant is endemic to central and Southern California, where it is common to abundant in many types of habitat, from chaparral and oak woodlands to sagebrush and the Mojave Desert sands. Eriogonum angulosum is an annual herb producing a spreading to erect stem up to 90 centimetres (35 in) tall. The leaves are located about the base of the plant and on the lower stem. They are lance-shaped and usually quite woolly in texture. Most of the stem is made up of the inflorescence, an angled, grooved cyme with bell-shaped clusters of flowers at the tips of the branches. The individual flowers are only about a millimeter long and are white to pink-tinged in color with protruding stamens.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 3 ft (0.1 - 0.9 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3' - 5830'

Annual Precip. ?
3.6" - 44.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 1.75"

Coldest Month ?
34.3° F - 56.0° F

Hottest Month ?
62.6° F - 83.1° F

Humidity ?
0.88 vpd - 36.07 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Anglestem Buckwheat

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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