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Eriogonum fasciculatum v. fasciculatum ~ California Buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum is a common plant in the Coastal Sage Scrub and margins of the Chapparal communities. The California Buckwheat blooms with pale pink flowers that quickly age to rust colors. Eriogonum fasciculatum is found in full sun, in dry locations. The green leaves of the California Buckwheat make a garden look more moist and lush than it really is. Eriogonum fasciculatum grows 2 feet tall and 4-5 feet wide. Eriogonum fasciculatum is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for the Acmon Blue, Gray Hairstreak, the Common Buckeye, the Umber Skipper Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Mormon Metalmark, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, and the Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak. The California Buckwheat is Winter hardy into the low teens. Eriogonum fasciculatum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Eriogonum fasciculatum, California Buckwheat

Flowers and foliage of Eriogonum fasciculatum - California Buckwheat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Buckwheats in the Eriogonum genus featured on this site:
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckweat
Eriogonum crocatum * Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckweat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Red Buckwheat, Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat