Taxon  Report   3251    
Eriogonum giganteum  S. Watson  var. formosum  K. Brandegee
San clemente island buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
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Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
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Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Genus: Eriogonum
Parent: Eriogonum giganteum
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eriogonum giganteum ssp. formosum
More information about  Eriogonum giganteum var. formosum
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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 24, 2019).