Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt.
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
USDA Symbol: EROV
A matted plant, often grayish-haired, with basal leaves and round heads of tiny, reddish or purplish to cream flowers on long, erect, leafless stems.
There is much variation, as is to be expected in a widespread species such as this, occurring over a broad elevational range. Alpine plants are generally dwarf; plants growing in sagebrush are usually taller. Flowers vary from cream to yellow when young; as they age, they may become reddish or purple.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , UT , WA , WY
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to northern California and east to Rocky Mountains from New Mexico to Alberta.
Native Habitat: In open areas from sagebrush plains to open coniferous woodlands, alpine ridges, and rocky mountain slopes.
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.
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriogonum ovalifolium in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum ovalifolium in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriogonum ovalifolium
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-11-13
Research By: TWC Staff