Taxon  Report   3404    
Eriogonum ursinum  S. Watson
Bear buckwheat,  Bear valley buckwheat
Eriogonum ursinum
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Eriogonum ursinum
© 2012 Jason Matthias Mills
Eriogonum ursinum
© 2018 Matt Berger
Eriogonum ursinum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Eriogonum ursinum
© 2016 Jim Moore
Genus: Eriogonum
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Eriogonum ursinum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

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