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Wand Buckwheat
Eriogonum roseum

About Wand Buckwheat (Eriogonum roseum) Eriogonum roseum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name wand buckwheat. It is native to much of western California and the Sierra Nevada foothills, as well as parts of Oregon, and it is widespread and common in several plant communities. This is an erect annual herb reaching maximum heights of well over half a meter. Small oval leaves are located at the base of the plant and the flower cluster is slender and has few erect branches. Flower clusters are located at nodes evenly spaced along the wandlike branches. The flowers are white or shades of yellow, pink, or both.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
1.6 - 2.6 ft (0.49 - 0.8 m)

Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White, Yellow

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Sand, gravel, or rocks

Part Shade

Elevation ?
34' - 7829'

Annual Precip. ?
5.6" - 73.8"

Summer Precip. ?
0.14" - 2.04"

Coldest Month ?
28.2° F - 53.8° F

Hottest Month ?
52.3° F - 79.9° F

Humidity ?
0.84 vpd - 29.53 vpd


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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