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Thurber's Wild Buckwheat
Eriogonum thurberi
About Thurber's Wild Buckwheat (Eriogonum thurberi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Eriogonum thomasii is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Thurber's buckwheat. It is native to the desert southwest of North America in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Northwest Mexico where it is common to abundant in many areas. It is a thin annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall, with a basal rosette of rounded to oval leaves around the stem. It is a thin annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall, with a basal rosette of rounded to oval leaves around the stem. The inflorescence is an open array of stem branches bearing clusters of tiny white to pink flowers.
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 ( 44 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.0" - 34.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.19" - 2.76", Coldest Month: 39.8" - 61.4", Hottest Month: 64.7" - 88.8", Humidity: 1.69" - 42.79", Elevation: -3814" - 5452"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Thurber's 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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