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Hooker's Wild Buckwheat Back to Plant Page
Eriogonum hookeri
  

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About Hooker's Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum hookeri) Eriogonum hookeri is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Hooker's buckwheat. It is native to the Intermountain West of the United States, where it grows in plateau and desert habitat. It is an annual herb producing an erect stem surrounded at the base with a small patch of round, woolly leaves. The branched flowering stem is hairless and waxy in texture. It spreads into an inflorescence lined with many small dangling clusters of yellow to reddish flowers, each individual flower just a few millimeters wide. It is an annual herb producing an erect stem surrounded at the base with a small patch of round, woolly leaves. The branched flowering stem is hairless and waxy in texture. It spreads into an inflorescence lined with many small dangling clusters of yellow to reddish flowers, each individual flower just a few millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.33 - 2 ft (0.1 - 0.6 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Yellow, Red

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4391' - 10075'

Annual Precip. ?
5.3" - 44.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.61" - 2.21"

Coldest Month ?
23.3° F - 38.5° F

Hottest Month ?
46.2° F - 72.5° F

Humidity ?
1.63 vpd - 26.49 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Hooker's 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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