Plant family: Polygonaceae - Buckwheat
Plant type: Sub-shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Inland Sage Scrub, Sub-Alpine Forest, Woodland/Forest
Decomposed Granite, Rocky
Attracts Wildlife, Tolerates Hard Frost
Matted Buckwheat or Cushion Buckwheat forms a mat of white-woolly leaves, spreading to 18" in diameter. Flower stems are bare, to 4" long, with a single head of flowers supported by a single small cup. The flowers are yellow, fading to red.
Grows in sandy or rocky soils at high elevations. Cultivated as a rock garden plant. Important source of nectar for native bees and butterflies.
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