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Eriogonum nudum  Douglas ex Benth.  var. decurrens  (S. Stokes) M. L. Bowerman
Ben lomond buckwheat,   Benlomond buckwheat
Eriogonum nudum var. decurrens is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).
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~107 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Parent: Eriogonum nudum
Genus: Eriogonum
Family: Polygonaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: coastal

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFEriogonum latifolium ssp. decurrens
Information about  Eriogonum nudum var. decurrens from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[elkhornsloughctp.org] Conservation, Rarity: In the Santa Cruz Mountains, severely reduced from sand mining and associated urban expansion into sand parkland habitats in Scotts Valley and the San Lorenzo River watershed. As of 2015, the population at the Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve is doing well following the 2008 Martin Fire, which burned approximately half of the Reserve. East Bay reports are incorrect, based on the misidentification of E. nudum var. auriculatum (Ertter and Naumovich 2013). The report of this plant from the Mindego Hill quad (Santa Clara County) (CNPS 2010) is also doubtful . (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: 05/28/2024).