Eriogonum crocatum Davidson
Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckwheat, Saffron Wild Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
USDA Symbol: ERCR3
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.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
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.
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
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriogonum crocatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum crocatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-01
Research By: TWC Staff