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Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum sp.)
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Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.)

General: There are a variety of perennial buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.) often with upright or mounded, finely branched stems, and often with a reddish cast to the plant. The flower parts are in sets of three.

Annual buckwheats are common components of vegetation communities in dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly areas on desert flats, bajadas, and moderate slopes in the lower mountains in the Lower Sonoran (Creosote-Bursage Flats) and Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub) life zones.

Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.)

Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae).

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Plant Form: Forb. Usually a single main stem with many terminal branches and many tiny flowers.


Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.)

Stems: Narrow

Leaves: Usually only a basal rosette

Flowers: Blooms in the spring, also sporadically throughout the summer and fall in response to rain. Inflorescence: many slender branches, upright and spreading. Flowers tiny, oblong, 1–3 mm, yellow; from terminal stems.

Seeds: Achene; small (2 mm).

Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.)

Habitat: Dry, well-drained sandy and gravelly on desert flats, bajadas, and moderate slopes in the lower mountains.




Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.) Perennial Buckwheats (Eriogonum spp.)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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