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Eriogonum sphaerocephalum (Rock buckwheat)
Reveal, James L.

Eriogonum sphaerocephalum

Eriogonum sphaerocephalum Douglas ex Benth.

Rock Buckwheat, Spurry Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: ERSP7

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall by 2 feet across.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA

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.

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


Record Modified: 2022-11-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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