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Eriogonum crocatum Davidson
Conejo buckwheat, Saffron wild buckwheat
USDA Symbol: ERCR3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A densely white-woolly buckwheat with a mounded bush shape. Bright yellow flowers occur in dense, showy flower clusters. This buckwheat grows to 1 ft. in height.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA Native Distribution:
Ventura Co., CA Native Habitat:
Rocky, coastal sage slopes at 500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Rocky soil.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
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
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff