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Pineland Buckwheat
Eriogonum molestum

About Pineland Buckwheat (Eriogonum molestum) Eriogonum molestum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name pineland buckwheat. It is endemic to southern California, where it grows in the Transverse Ranges of Ventura County to the Peninsular Ranges of San Diego County. It is an annual herb producing a slender, erect, hairless flowering stem up to a meter tall. The woolly, rounded to oblong leaves are located around the base of the stem. The branches of the flower cluster produce many small clusters of tiny white to pinkish flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.3 - 3.3 ft (0.4 - 1 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Granitic sand


Elevation ?
285' - 10752'

Annual Precip. ?
10.5" - 46.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.25" - 3.09"

Coldest Month ?
27.0° F - 54.1° F

Hottest Month ?
51.5° F - 77.9° F

Humidity ?
1.24 vpd - 25.21 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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