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California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

California buckwheat- open flower phenophase

California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) is a perennial shrub in the Polygonaceae. It can be up to 2 meters tall and 3 meters wide. The leaves are clustered at branch nodes and are leathery in texture with white fuzz below. Leaves are a grey-green color, and rolled along the edges. The small flowers are 2.5 to 3 millimeters diameter, white to pinkish in color, and arranged in dense clusters. The four letter code for this species is ERFA. This species is currently being monitored at Santa Monica Mountains NRA and Joshua Tree National Park.


Download the USA-NPN datasheet for Eriogonum fasciculatum here.

Download the CPP species profile for Eriogonum fasciculatum here.


For additional information about this species, visit these pages:

Eriogonum fasciculatum on the USA-NPN website

Eriogonum fasciculatum on Calflora

Eriogonum fasciculatum on USDA PLANTS

Eriogonum fasciculatum's USFS profile