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Eriogonum prociduum
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Prostrate Buckwheat
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Eriogonum prociduum

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About Prostrate Buckwheat (Eriogonum prociduum) Eriogonum prociduum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name prostrate buckwheat. It is native to the western Great Basin of the United States in the region where Oregon meets California and Nevada, especially the Modoc Plateau, where it grows in exposed volcanic soils. It is a perennial herb growing a clump or mat of small woolly oval leaves around a branching woody caudex. The inflorescence arises on a scape and bears a rounded cluster of bright yellow flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
0.8 - 3.1 in (2 - 7.9 cm)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Yellow

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
4544' - 8830'

Annual Precip. ?
11.2" - 36.0"

Summer Precip. ?
1.03" - 2.26"

Coldest Month ?
26.4° F - 34.3° F

Hottest Month ?
47.4° F - 61.9° F

Humidity ?
0.97 vpd - 17.65 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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