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Eriogonum arborescens Greene
Santa Cruz Island buckwheat, Santa Cruz Island wild buckwheat
USDA Symbol: ERAR6
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A 3 ft. shrub, (sometimes considered a woody perennial), with silvery-gray, curled foliage and creamy-pink flowers. The stems have shreddy bark and the leaves crowd in terminal tufts. These are topped by broad, flat clusters of flowers.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
CA Native Distribution:
Channel Islands, CA Native Habitat:
Rocky slopes & canyon walls USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained, dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought-tolerant. Flowers are often cut, dried and used as everlastings.
Propagate by seed. Seed Collection:
The three-sided achene
can be hand-stripped from the plant. Seed Treatment:
Seeds of this genus
generally germinate without pretreatment but in such a large genus,
a variety of germination responses can be expected. Commercially Avail:
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:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara, CA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff