Eriogonum fasciculatum Eriogonum fasciculatum
Common Name California Buckwheat
Latin Name Eriogonum fasciculatum
Family / Origin Polygonaceae /
Sunset zone USDA zone 10-24 / 9-11
Type / Form Perennial shrub / Small
Native Habitat Mojave, Sonoran, and Colorado Deserts from 200 to 7,000 feet; Santa Barbara to Baja California
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water None to once per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 5 X 7 feet, usual 18 inches to 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Bright green, slender, dormant in summer, rosemary-like
Flowers Lacy white to pink flowers in spring through summer
Bark / Roots Woody / Substantial
Maintenance Cut back in winter
Propagation Seeds, cuttings
Pests and diseases None known
Landscape uses Erosion control, ground cover, rock garden, low maintenance, specimen, bedding
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Butterfly, Sonoran, Ethnobotanical
Nature Value Nectar for hummingbirds and bees, nesting, seeds eaten by birds, larval plant for Bernardino blue and Avalon hairstreak butterflies
Native American Uses Seeds ground into flour, medicinal
Comments Can be mistaken for Rosemary in spring, dormant four or more months
Links  
    Images and data http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Eriogonum_fasciculatum.html
    Images and data http://www.fs.fed.us/global/iitf/pdf/shrubs/Eriogonum%20fasciculatum.pdf
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=3243
    Images and data http://www.azrangelands.org/pima/gardening/aridplants/Eriogonum_fasciculatum.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriogonum_fasciculatum
    Images and data http://www.smmtc.org/plantofthemonth/plant_of_the_month_200708_Buckwheat.htm
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=erfa2
    Images and data http://www.eol.org/pages/585249
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/1069/eriogonum-fasciculatum-eastern-mojave-buckwheat/
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/52961/
    Images and data http://www.theodorepayne.org/mediawiki/index.php?title=Eriogonum_fasciculatum_'Theodore_Payne'&redirect=no
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Polygonaceae/Eriogonum_fasciculatum.html
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/BuckwheatFlat/BuckwheatFlat.htm
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrology/Syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=639
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Polygonaceae/Eriogonum_fasciculatum.html
    Data http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250060281
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/283.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Eriogonum+fasciculatum
    Nursery, images and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3070
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ERFA2
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