Eriogonum fasciculatum
Common name: 
California Buckwheat
Eastern Mojave Buckwheat
er-ih-OG-uh-num fas-sik-yoo-LAH-tum
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Low rounded evergreen shrub (some say herbaceous perennial), variable in appearance, from compact to wide spreading (branches to 90 cm).  Leaves simple, alternate, 5-15 mm long, in tufts or clusters on branchlets, more or less lanceolate (linear), green above, wooly-white below, margin inrolled (reflexed).  Flowers may be white, cream, yellow or pink, about 3 mm wide, borne in terminal loosely arranged clusters;  blooms from late spring to early fall.
  • Sun, best in well-drained, loose, gravely soil.   Flowers attract butterflies and birds eat the seeds.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7   Native range extends from California, Utah and Arizona in the north to northern Mexico and Baja California in the south.
  • fasciculatum: clustered or grouped together in bundles, presumably the flowers
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: on the bank north of the East Greenhouse
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  • plant habit, start of flowering, late spring

    plant habit, start of flowering, late spring

  • leaves


  • developing flower clusters

    developing flower clusters

  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • flower clusters

    flower clusters

  • flower cluster

    fruit cluster

  • flower