Taxon  Report   3368    
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum  Douglas ex Benth.
Rock buckwheat,  Round headed buckwheat
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum
© 2006 Steve Matson
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Eriogonum sphaerocephalum
© 2012 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Eriogonum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Eriogonum sphaerocephalum
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 16, 2019).