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Snow Mountain Buckwheat
Eriogonum nervulosum
About Snow Mountain Buckwheat (Eriogonum nervulosum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriogonum nervulosum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Snow Mountain buckwheat. This uncommon plant is endemic to the inland North Coast Ranges of California, where it is known from only a handful of occurrences, most of which are in Lake County. It is named for Snow Mountain, a local peak. In the wild the plant grows in serpentine soils in its native mountains. This is a low perennial herb forming mats of rounded leaves with woolly undersides. It produces erect inflorescences no taller than 15 centimeters, which bear rounded clusters of pale yellow to dark pink flowers. It is sometimes successfully cultivated in rock gardens.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.8 - 5.9 in tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Yellow

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 11 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 30.1" - 70.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.43" - 1.40", Coldest Month: 36.5" - 49.0", Hottest Month: 53.4" - 72.7", Humidity: 2.36" - 21.96", Elevation: 960" - 7018"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Snow Mtn. 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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