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Pinnacles Buckwheat
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About Pinnacles Buckwheat (Eriogonum nortonii) Eriogonum nortonii is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Pinnacles buckwheat. This small annual herb is endemic to California where it is known mainly from a few occurrences around the border between Monterey and San Benito Counties. It is sometimes seen on the protected land of Pinnacles National Park. This plant grows anywhere between 5 and 20 centimeters in height, with a thread-thin branched stem which is often red in color. Most of the leaves are one half to one centimeter long, rounded, fuzzy underneath and wavy-edged. Tiny clusters of very light to deep pink flowers grow on minute erect stalks. This plant grows anywhere between 5 and 20 centimeters in height, with a thread-thin branched stem which is often red in color. Most of the leaves are one half to one centimeter long, rounded, fuzzy underneath and wavy-edged. Tiny clusters of very light to deep pink flowers grow on minute erect stalks.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.9 - 7.9 in (4.8 - 20.1 cm)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Purple

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
136' - 3495'

Annual Precip. ?
11.3" - 32.4"

Summer Precip. ?
0.21" - 0.52"

Coldest Month ?
42.0° F - 49.1° F

Hottest Month ?
66.4° F - 76.7° F

Humidity ?
1.10 vpd - 25.72 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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