Eriogonum racemosum Nutt.
Redroot Buckwheat, Red-root Wild Buckwheat
Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
USDA Symbol: ERRA3
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AZ , CO , NM , NV , UT
Native Distribution: Inyo Co., CA to CO, s. to NM
Native Habitat: Pinyon woodlands; dry, rocky slopes; 5000-9000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Drought tolerant.
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.
PropagationDescription: Propagation by seed is possible.
Seed Collection: The three-sided achene can be hand-stripped from the plant.
Seed Treatment: Seeds of this genus generally germinate without pretreatment but in such a large genus, a variety of germination responses can be expected.
Commercially Avail: yes
Find Seed or Plants
View propagation protocol from Native Plants Network.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Eriogonum racemosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum racemosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriogonum racemosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2017-08-01
Research By: TWC Staff