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Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum
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California Buckwheat
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Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum

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About California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum) California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. fasciculatum) is a common native that grows in southern California. It tends to grow in dry south facing slopes, at elevations from 0-7500 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub, Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 7 ft (0.1 - 2.1 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, Red, White

Flowering Season

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry slopes, often south facing


Elevation ?
0' - 6212'

Annual Precip. ?
6.2" - 33.9"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.30"

Coldest Month ?
40.4° F - 57.8° F

Hottest Month ?
64.8° F - 82.1° F

Humidity ?
0.57 vpd - 35.11 vpd

Fast, Medium, Slow

Sunset Zones ?
5, 7, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*

Landscaping Information
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Moderate - High

Common uses
Groundcovers, Hedges, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely Available

Other Names
Common Names
Eastern Mojave 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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