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Eriogonum jamesii (James' buckwheat)
Reveal, James L.

Eriogonum jamesii

Eriogonum jamesii Benth.

James' Buckwheat, James' Wild Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 10 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AZ , CO , KS , NM , OK , TX , 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

View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.


Bibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski

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Web Reference

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

From the Archive

Wildflower Newsletter 1990 VOL. 7, NO.4 - Research Update, Wild-Collecting Endangers Natives, Director's Report, Maryland ...

Additional resources

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


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

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