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Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat

Eriogonum wrightii is a low growing shrub. The Bastard Sage is native to California and northern Mexico. Eriogonum wrightii is drought tolerant. The size varies between varieties but plants are generally less than three feet tall and wide. Erigonum wrightii is native to the foothills of the central valley to the mountains and deserts of Southern California. Eriogonum wrightii is a great addition to the butterfly garden where the white flowers are a nectar source for the Gray Hairstreak, the Common Buckeye, the Umber Skipper Butterfly, Mormon Metalmark, Northern White Skipper, Great Purple Hairstreak, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak, California Common Ringlet, and the Mournful Duskywing. Plants are hardy below temperatures likely to be found in California. Eriogonum wrightii is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Eriogonum wrightii, Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat

White flowers of Eriogonum wrightii - Bastardsage or Wright's 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