Taxon  Report   3301    
Eriogonum microthecum  Nutt.
Great basin buckwheat,  Slender buckwheat
Eriogonum microthecum
© 2010 Jean Pawek
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum microthecum
© 2005 Steve Matson
Eriogonum microthecum
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Eriogonum microthecum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriogonum microthecum
© 2012 Barry Breckling
Communities: Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Eriogonum effusum
More information about  Eriogonum microthecum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).