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Eriogonum tenellum var. ramosissimum (Tall buckwheat)
Carr, Bill

Eriogonum tenellum var. ramosissimum

Eriogonum tenellum Torr. var. ramosissimum Benth.

Tall Buckwheat, Granite Mountain Wild Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Eriogonum tenellum var. caulescens


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Shape: Deltoid , Elliptic
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: White to pink with greenish to reddish midribs.


Native Distribution: Hill Country of Texas: Burnet, Gillespie, Llano, and Mason counties of central Texas, endemic.
Native Habitat: Granitic flat outcrops, ledges, and crevices, mixed grassland and mesquite communities, juniper and oak woodlands; 650'-2000'.

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 3 - Flora of North America (2014) 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 tenellum var. ramosissimum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eriogonum tenellum var. ramosissimum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eriogonum tenellum var. ramosissimum


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

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