Calflora
Taxon  Report   3313    
Eriogonum nidularium  Coville
Birdnest buckwheat,  Whisk broom
Eriogonum nidularium
© 2016 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum nidularium
© 2010 Steve Matson
Eriogonum nidularium
© 2009 Steve Matson
Eriogonum nidularium, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriogonum nidularium
© 2004 James M. Andre
Family: POLYGONACEAE  
Genus: Eriogonum
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eriogonum vimineum ssp. nidularium
More information about  Eriogonum nidularium
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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 (ERNI4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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 12, 2018).

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