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Pagoda Wild Buckwheat Back to Plant Page
Eriogonum rixfordii
  

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About Pagoda Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum rixfordii) Eriogonum rixfordii is an uncommon species of wild buckwheat known by the common name pagoda buckwheat. It is native to the Mojave Desert, where it grows in California's Death Valley and adjacent parts of Nevada. This is an annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall. It is shaped like a pagoda, with a narrow base of stems spreading out into a wider inflorescence, which is a multilayered array of slender branches. The branches are lined with tiny bell-shaped clusters of minute white to reddish flowers. This is an annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall. It is shaped like a pagoda, with a narrow base of stems spreading out into a wider inflorescence, which is a multilayered array of slender branches. The branches are lined with tiny bell-shaped clusters of minute white to reddish flowers. One threat to the survival of the interesting-looking plant is collectors who pick it and take it home.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.49 - 1.3 ft (0.15 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
1634' - 6914'

Annual Precip. ?
3.5" - 11.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.41" - 2.22"

Coldest Month ?
38.8° F - 53.4° F

Hottest Month ?
60.4° F - 82.9° F

Humidity ?
4.54 vpd - 36.70 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Pagoda 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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