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Spurry Buckwheat
Eriogonum spergulinum
About Spurry Buckwheat (Eriogonum spergulinum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriogonum spergulinum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name spurry buckwheat. There are three varieties: two are limited and endemic to the Sierra Nevada in California; while the more common of the three, var. reddingianum, the Redding buckwheat, can be found from California to Idaho. This buckwheat is an annual herb varying in form from prostrate to erect, 40 centimeters long including inflorescence. The plant is mostly naked, with sparse linear leaves around the base of the stem and at points along the stem. The flowering stem is slender and branching, bearing clusters of small white flowers with dark midribs.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

0.16 - 1.3 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Cream, Pink, White

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 39 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 6.0" - 104.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.33" - 3.87", Coldest Month: 18.8" - 52.0", Hottest Month: 38.5" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.39" - 22.61", Elevation: 1160" - 12986"

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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