Common Name Sulfur Flower Buckwheat, Sulfur Flower
Latin Name Eriogonum umbellatum
Native Habitat California non-wetlands from 0 to 12,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
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
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Sonoran
Ornamental Value Lacy flowers in spring
Nature Value Nectar for hummingbirds and bees, nesting, seeds eaten by birds
Native American Uses Seeds ground into flour
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