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Kennedy's Buckwheat
Eriogonum kennedyi var. kennedyi

About Kennedy's Buckwheat (Eriogonum kennedyi var. kennedyi) Kennedy's Buckwheat (Eriogonum kennedyi var. kennedyi) is a native perennial herb that grows in Southern and Central California, primarily in the Transverse Range region. It tends to grow in dry gravel, at elevations from 4900-8500 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
1.6 - 6 in (4.1 - 15.2 cm)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry gravel


Elevation ?
4739' - 10055'

Annual Precip. ?
10.6" - 49.3"

Summer Precip. ?
0.52" - 2.63"

Coldest Month ?
32.5° F - 41.0° F

Hottest Month ?
53.5° F - 70.0° F

Humidity ?
1.19 vpd - 22.52 vpd


Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 3, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Rarely 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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