Eriogonum arborescens Greene
Santa Cruz Island buckwheat, Santa Cruz Island wild buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
USDA Symbol: ERAR6
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Native Distribution: Channel Islands, CA
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes & canyon walls
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Description: Well-drained, dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought-tolerant. Flowers are often cut, dried and used as everlastings.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
Supports Conservation Biological Control
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: 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: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriogonum arborescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum arborescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff