Calflora
Taxon  Report   3215    
Eriogonum caespitosum  Nutt.
Clumping buckwheat,  Matted buckwheat
Eriogonum caespitosum
© 2012 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum caespitosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Eriogonum caespitosum
© 2007 Steve Matson
Eriogonum caespitosum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriogonum caespitosum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Eriogonum
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sericoleucum
ICPN: Eriogonum cespitosum
More information about  Eriogonum caespitosum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERCA8)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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