Eriogonum umbellatum (Sulfur flower buckwheat)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight to partial shade. From basal leaf clumps, erect stalks yield tiny yellow flowers that form balls or umbel-like clusters. Most common on dry rocky slopes, sagebrush deserts, mountain meadows, or alpine ridges, on generally well drained soils.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Polygonaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb/shrub/subshrub

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 12 in.

Bloom Color: grey-green

Bloom Period: Early summer

Annual Precipitation: 8-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 700-12,000

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Low

Nitrogen fixation:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: High

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-9.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 205,900

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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