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Eriogonum nudum (Naked buckwheat)
Vick, Albert F. W.

Eriogonum nudum

Eriogonum nudum Douglas ex Benth.

Naked Buckwheat, Nakedstem Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ERNU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Usually white or yellow, sometimes pink or rose.


USA: CA , NV , OR , WA


Use Food: Native Californians gathered young spring leaves for food.
Attracts: Butterflies
Nectar Source: yes

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.

Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)

Acmon Blue
(Plebejus acmon)

Larval Host
Learn more at BAMONA

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


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

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