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San Jacinto Wild Buckwheat
Eriogonum apiculatum

About San Jacinto Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum apiculatum) Eriogonum apiculatum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name San Jacinto buckwheat. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, Palomar, and Cuyamaca Mountains of San Diego and western Riverside Counties. Its habitat includes chaparral and wooded slopes on granite sands. This is an annual herb producing a spreading to erect, glandular stem up to 90 centimeters tall. The oblong leaves appear at the base of the plant. They are hairy and glandular in texture. Most of the stem is made up of the inflorescence, branching, spindly cyme with clusters of flowers at the tips of the branches. The individual flowers are under 3 millimeters wide and are white in color with reddish stripes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.7 - 3 ft (0.21 - 0.9 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
822' - 9666'

Annual Precip. ?
4.5" - 32.5"

Summer Precip. ?
0.37" - 3.61"

Coldest Month ?
28.2° F - 57.2° F

Hottest Month ?
53.4° F - 86.6° F

Humidity ?
1.94 vpd - 37.97 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
San Jacinto 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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