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Eriogonum caespitosum (Matted buckwheat)
Reveal, James L.

Eriogonum caespitosum

Eriogonum caespitosum Nutt.

Matted Buckwheat, Mat Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sericoleucum

USDA Symbol: ERCA8

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


From the Image Gallery

52 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 4 inches in height by 3 feet spread.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: AZ , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WY

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.

Find Seed or Plants

Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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