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Coville's Wild Buckwheat
Eriogonum covilleanum
About Coville's Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum covilleanum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriogonum covilleanum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Coville's buckwheat. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Coast Ranges from the Bay Area to the hills north of the Los Angeles area. It is uncommon in general but it can be locally common in some places. This is an annual herb producing an erect, reddish-tinted green flowering stem up to about 40 centimeters high. The leaves are under 2 centimeters long, rounded to oblong in shape, and woolly in texture, especially on the undersides. The many scattered inflorescences are small, compact clusters of tiny flowers in shades of yellow or pinkish to white.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.33 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Yellow

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 39 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.9" - 57.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 2.26", Coldest Month: 33.0" - 51.2", Hottest Month: 55.2" - 80.4", Humidity: 1.31" - 32.99", Elevation: 657" - 7520"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Coville's 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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