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Eriogonum gracillimum
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Rose-and-white Wild Buckwheat
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Eriogonum gracillimum

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About Rose-and-white Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum gracillimum) Eriogonum gracillimum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name rose and white buckwheat. It is endemic to California but is common and widespread in many areas there. This is a spindly annual herb reaching anywhere from 5 to 50 centimeters in height. Most of the leaves are basal with a few scattered on the thin branched stem and are generally one to four centimeters long and somewhat woolly, with edges rolled under. Along the thread-thin branches of the stem appear small clusters of flowers which hang on short stalks in bell-shaped involucres. The two-millimeter-wide flowers are bright rose and white in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.16 - 1.6 ft (0.05 - 0.49 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
168' - 10131'

Annual Precip. ?
3.4" - 35.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.13" - 2.25"

Coldest Month ?
26.1° F - 55.9° F

Hottest Month ?
47.8° F - 84.5° F

Humidity ?
0.87 vpd - 35.42 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Rose And White 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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