Taxon  Report   3303 
Eriogonum microthecum  Nutt.  var. ambiguum  (M. E. Jones) Reveal
Obscure buckwheat,  Slender buckwheat
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum
© 2005 Steve Matson
More photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum
© 2014 John Doyen
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum
© 2014 John Doyen
Genus: Eriogonum
Parent Record Eriogonum microthecum
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Eriogonum ambiguum
PLANTS: Eriogonum effusum var. ambiguum
PLANTS: Eriogonum microthecum ssp. ambiguum
ICPN + PLANTS: Eriogonum microthecum var. expansum
More information about  Eriogonum microthecum var. ambiguum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos on

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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:   (Accessed: Jul 19, 2018).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.