Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. var. vineum (Small) Jeps.
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Synonym(s): Eriogonum ovalifolium ssp. vineum
USDA Symbol: EROVV
A matted perennial plant arising from a woody caudex. Leaves whorled, rounded or elliptic, silvery-tomentose. Inflorescences rounded containing many flowers borne on ascending or erect peduncles rising >1 foot above the foliage. Flowers creamy white with greenish markings to pink or wine-colored. The red-colored flowers may be an indicator of the presence of soil base metals.
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 , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Flowers creamy white with greenish markings to pink or wine-colored.
Native Distribution: California, endemic.
Native Habitat: Limestone talus slopes, creosote bush, saltbush communities, conifer woodlands, of conservation concern, 5000'-7000'.
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.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q1W8Status:
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-11
Research By: JAM