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Eriogonum incanum ~ Frosted Buckwheat

Eriogonum incanum is native to much of the mountainous parts of California. The gray leaves of the Frosted Buckwheat set off the brilliant yellow flowers spectacularly. Eriogonum incanum is a food source for several hairstreak butterflies. The small stature and relatively widespread distribution of the Frosted Buckwheat makes it an excellent candidate for the rock garden. Eriogonum incanum is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for The Acmon Blue, Gray Hairstreak, Hedgerow Hairstreak, the Common Buckeye, the Umber Skipper Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, California Common Ringlet, Mormon Metalmark, and the Mournful Duskywing. Well drained soil will dramatically improve the chances of garden success with this beautiful buckwheat. Eriogonum incanum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Eriogonum incanum, Frosted Buckwheat

Yellow flowers of Eriogonum incanum the Frosted 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