Eriogonum flavum

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Scientific Name Eriogonum flavum USDA PLANTS Symbol
ERFL4
Common Name Alpine Golden Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
21134
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine; gravelly, rocky areas, tundra.
Plant: Short erect perennial to 3 inches tall, stout hairy stems.
Leaves: Basal, linear-oblanceolate to oblong or elliptic leaves, 3/8 to 2-3/4 inches long, covered with fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny golden yellow flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across, with protruding stamens and styles.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status
Native

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