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Sulphur-flower Buckwheat
(Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor)

Perennial Forbs Around Las Vegas, Vegetation Around Las Vegas
Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor)

General: Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor) is a low-growing, perennial forb. The leaves are oblong, somewhat pointed, and hairy. The flower buds are red, and the open flowers are yellow.

Sulphur-flower Buckwheat is an uncommon component of the desert vegetation communities in montane habitats in the Yellow Pine (Transition), Pine-Fir (Canadian), and Bristlecone (Hudsonian) life zones. Look for this species up on Mt. Charleston.

Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor)

Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae).

Other Names:

Plant Form: Low growing mat to about 2-feet diameter.

Height: To about 3 inches.

Stems:

Leaves: Oblong, hairy.

Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor)
Flower buds

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Habitat: Open sandy and rocky areas in the desert mountains.

Elevation: About 6,000 to 10,000 feet.

Distribution: Desert mountains of California and Nevada.

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Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor) Sulphur-flower Buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum var versicolor)

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