Eriogonum heracleoides (Wyeth buckwheat)

Also called Parsnipflower buckwheat. Native, drought tolerant perennial forb to subshrub with cream to yellow-pinkish umbel flower clusters, blooming May to August. Occurs on dry rocky soils of slopes and canyons in sagebrush and shrubland communities and mountain meadows; up to 10,000 ft. elevation. Flowers attract insects which are an important food source to sage-grouse.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Polygonaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/subshrub

Native Status: Native

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Bloom Color: Cream to yellow

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Annual Precipitation: 12-25 in.

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SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

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SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 170,000

Seeding Rate: 4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

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