Home
Advanced Search Map Locator View Settings
Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant
Show all Photos

My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape
Tap map to see plants native to location
Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Botanical Name
Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars
Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries
Grid view Text view
Loading....
Eriogonum wrightii
  


About Bastardsage (Eriogonum wrightii) Eriogonum wrightii is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common names bastardsage and Wright's buckwheat. It is native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, where it grows in many plant communities in rocky habitats from mountains to deserts. It is quite variable in appearance; it may be a small perennial herb 10 centimeters tall or a bushy shrub over a meter wide. There are several varieties as well. In general it has basal leaves as well as a few leaves along the stem, which are usually narrow and woolly. The flower cluster has long, straight branches which may be hairless to woolly and have flower clusters and sometimes small leaves at the nodes. The flowers are usually white to light pink.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial Herb, Shrub

Max. Height
0.33 - 3.3 ft (0.1 - 1 m)

Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Slow

Leaves
White-Gray

Flower Color
White, Cream, Pink

Flowering Season
Summer
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter


Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Dry gravel or rocks

Sun
Sun

Elevation ?
49' - 11953'

Annual Precip. ?
3.7" - 77.7"

Summer Precip. ?
0.22" - 3.50"

Coldest Month ?
20.5° F - 61.1° F

Hottest Month ?
41.9° F - 88.0° F

Humidity ?
0.59 vpd - 41.73 vpd

Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Drainage
Fast

Landscaping Information
Water Requirement ?
Extremely Low, Very Low
Extremely Low
Very Low
Low
Moderate - High


Propagation ?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Common uses
Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Nursery Availability
Sometimes Available

Other Names
Common Names
Shrubby Buckwheat, Wright'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


Sign in to your Calscape Account X




Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones.

Email Address
Password

Sign In