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Eriogonum alatum (Winged buckwheat)
Reveal, James L.

Eriogonum alatum

Eriogonum alatum Torr.

Winged Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ERAL4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Root Type: Tap
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 6 feet.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow , Green
Bloom Notes: Perianth yellow to yellowish green, rarely maroon in anthesis, often reddish or maroon in fruit. Webref:3.


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NE , NM , OK , TX , UT , WY

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-07-26
Research By: CBR

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