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Hoffmann's Buckwheat Back to Plant Page
Eriogonum hoffmannii
  

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About Hoffmann's Buckwheat (Eriogonum hoffmannii) Eriogonum hoffmannii is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Hoffmann's buckwheat. It is endemic to Inyo County, California, where it is found only in the mountains around Death Valley; most of the known populations of the plant are located in Death Valley National Park. The plant grows in the desert scrub on the slopes of the Panamint, Black, and Funeral Mountains. This buckwheat is an annual herb growing up to a meter in height with a slender flowering stem. The round woolly leaves are located about the base of the stem. The inflorescence is a series of branches lined with smaller branches bearing many small clusters of tiny white, pink, or reddish flowers. This buckwheat is an annual herb growing up to a meter in height with a slender flowering stem. The round woolly leaves are located about the base of the stem. The inflorescence is a series of branches lined with smaller branches bearing many small clusters of tiny white, pink, or reddish flowers. There are two varieties of this species. The more common, var. robustius, takes an erect form up to a meter tall, while var. hoffmannii is a shorter, spreading plant.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.16 - 3.3 ft (0.05 - 1 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-110' - 5457'

Annual Precip. ?
2.4" - 7.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.63" - 1.35"

Coldest Month ?
43.0° F - 60.5° F

Hottest Month ?
67.8° F - 90.1° F

Humidity ?
5.70 vpd - 48.06 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


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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