Eriogonum species

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Scientific Name Eriogonum cernuum USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERCE2
Common Name Nodding Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21090
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Semi-desert, foothills and lower montane. Sandy areas, forests and sagebrush meadows.
Plant: Erect, branched annual to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Rounded, wooly basal and lower-stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Many small white flower clusters pointing downward, each flower less than 1/10-inch across, white petals with reddish/pink tinge.
References: Excerpt from Wikipedia.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Eriogonum jamesii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERJA
Common Name James' Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21167
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane. Meadows and woodlands.
Plant: Spreading perennial 8 to 10 inches with branching, fuzzy stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, narrowly elliptic 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, and covered with fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny white to cream flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across, with protruding stamens and styles.
References: Excerpts from www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Eriogonum umbellatum USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERUM
Common Name Sulfur-flower Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21266
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. Dry forest openings, roadsides.
Plant: Erect perennial to 16 inches tall, hairy, leafless stems.
Leaves: Basal rosettes of 2-inch long oblong to elliptic leaves, covered with fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny golden cream-colored or yellow flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across forming large umbels.
References: Excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel.
Colorado Status
Native


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