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Eriogonum luteolum  Greene
Golden buckwheat,   Goldencarpet buckwheat,   Wicker buckwheat
Eriogonum luteolum is an annual herb that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Eriogonum
Family: Polygonaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Eriogonum luteolum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERLU5)

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[Wikiwand.com] Range, Description: Eriogonum luteolum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name goldencarpet buckwheat. It is native to many of the mountain ranges of California and southern Oregon, including the Sierra Nevada, Cascades and California Coast Ranges. It grows in mountain and foothill habitat, such as forest and woodland, on granite and sometimes serpentine soils. Eriogonum luteolum var. caninum Scientific classificationEdit this classification Kingdom: Plantae Clade: Tracheophytes Clade: Angiosperms Clade: Eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Polygonaceae Genus: Eriogonum Species: E. luteolum Binomial name Eriogonum luteolum Greene Description This is an annual herb varying in size and form from erect to 60 centimeters tall to prostrate and spreading in a mat. The woolly leaves are rounded and petioled and are mostly located around the base of the plant, but sometimes appear higher on the stem. The branches of the flowering stem bear many small clusters of white to bright pink or yellow flowers, each just a few millimeters long. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/24/2024).