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Waldo Wild Buckwheat
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Eriogonum pendulum
  

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About Waldo Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum pendulum) Eriogonum pendulum is a rare species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Waldo buckwheat. It is endemic to the Klamath Mountains of Josephine County, Oregon, and Del Norte County, California, where it is a member of the serpentine soils flora. This uncommon plant is a small shrub growing up to about half a meter tall with slender, spreading, woolly branches. There are sparse leaves along the stem, usually found in clusters at the tips and branching points. The leaves are widely lance-shaped and coated in white woolly fibers. This uncommon plant is a small shrub growing up to about half a meter tall with slender, spreading, woolly branches. There are sparse leaves along the stem, usually found in clusters at the tips and branching points. The leaves are widely lance-shaped and coated in white woolly fibers. The top of the stem is occupied by the branching inflorescence which bears clusters of very woolly, star-shaped white flowers each under a centimeter wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1864' - 2478'

Annual Precip. ?
61.6" - 78.4"

Summer Precip. ?
1.69" - 1.99"

Coldest Month ?
36.7° F - 37.0° F

Hottest Month ?
65.0° F - 66.3° F

Humidity ?
0.60 vpd - 17.16 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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