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Rosy Buckwheat
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About Rosy Buckwheat (Eriogonum rosense) Eriogonum rosense is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name rosy buckwheat. It is native to the mountains of eastern California and its range extends into Nevada. This is a small perennial herb which forms mats up to about 20 centimeters wide on dry, rocky mountain slopes. It produces clumps of glandular, coarsely woolly leaves, each about a centimeter long and erects inflorescences on naked, woolly stalks. The flower clusters are generally rounded and the flowers are bright yellow to red-streaked orange. This is a small perennial herb which forms mats up to about 20 centimeters wide on dry, rocky mountain slopes. It produces clumps of glandular, coarsely woolly leaves, each about a centimeter long and erects inflorescences on naked, woolly stalks. The flower clusters are generally rounded and the flowers are bright yellow to red-streaked orange.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Flower Color
Yellow, Orange

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
6270' - 13401'

Annual Precip. ?
10.2" - 79.6"

Summer Precip. ?
1.18" - 3.34"

Coldest Month ?
19.6° F - 32.2° F

Hottest Month ?
39.4° F - 60.6° F

Humidity ?
1.35 vpd - 17.37 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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