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Eriogonum annuum (Annual buckwheat)
Bettinger, Edith

Eriogonum annuum

Eriogonum annuum Nutt.

Annual buckwheat, Wild Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ERAN4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Flower: Flowers 1/4 inch
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AR , CO , IL , IN , KS , MN , MT , ND , NE , NM , OK , SD , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Prairie, Plains, Meadows, Pastures, Savannahs

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Sandy, Gravelly


Use Ornamental: Rock gardens, Rocky hillside, Erosion control
Conspicuous Flowers: yes


Propagation Material: Seeds

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
Stengl Biological Research Station - Smithville, TX


Bibref 765 - McMillen's Texas Gardening: Wildflowers (1998) Howard, D.
Bibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Eriogonum annuum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum annuum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriogonum annuum


Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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