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Eriogonum desertorum (Great basin desert buckwheat)
Reveal, James L.

Eriogonum desertorum

Eriogonum desertorum (Maguire) R.J. Davis

Great Basin Desert Buckwheat, Great Basin Desert Wild Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Eriogonum brevicaule var. desertorum, Eriogonum chrysocephalum ssp. desertorum

USDA Symbol: ERDE11

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Tomentose
Fruit Type: Achene
Leaf: Gray-green.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug



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.

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2017-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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