Eriogonum fasciculatum

California Buckwheat

Plant family: Polygonaceae - Buckwheat


Plant type: Slope Stabilizer, Sub-shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Brown, Cream, Light Pink
Blooming Season Spring, Summer, Winter
Height 2-3 feet, 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet, 5-10 feet, 10-15 feet
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Inland Sage Scrub

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Attracts Wildlife, Slope Stabilizer, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

This is the most common buckwheat that grows in California. It is incredibly drought tolerant and hardy. It's long flowering season (almost year-round) makes it an important nectar source for butterflies and pollinators so be sure to include it when planning a habitat garden.Birds also enjoy the seed heads in fall. Flowers are a pale pink when in tight bud, becoming white as the flowers open, and them becoming rusty brown as the flowers dry out. This gives some added interest and fall color to gardens in the autumn that is unique to California. Birds also enjoy the seed heads in fall.

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