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Eriogonum fasciculatum

Eriogonum fasciculatum Benth.

 

California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusEriogonumFrom Greek erion, “wool,” and gonu, “joint or knee,” for the hairy or woolly joints in the stems of some of these species
SpeciesfasciculatumDerived from a Latin word meaning “bundles” and describing the way the leaves are attached to the leaf stem in little bunches or “fascicles”

About plant names...

California buckwheat is a native southwestern shrub, inhabiting scrubby hillsides, chaparral, and dry washes. Several hardy cultivars are favored for landscaping.

Plants: Shrubs are tough, woody, disheveled and somewhat shabby looking, a thickly clustered mixture of dead and living branches. It may form a compact mat or approach 6½' (2 m) in height and up to 9½' (3 m) across.

Leaves: Leaves grow in clusters from stem joints. Each leaf is ⅛-½" (6-15 mm) long. They are narrow, about ¹/₃₂-⅛" (0.5-4 mm) wide, with woolly undersides, and folded under. They are waxy and green to retain moisture, and during the hottest part of the year, many drop off as further protection against moisture loss. Plants that shed leaves against the heat are drought deciduous.

Flowers: Flowers are ball-shaped clusters of white and pink, at the end of long stems. They resemble pom-poms. Individual flowers are about ⅛" (3 mm) across, and flowerheads are about 1-6" (2.5-15 cm) in diameter. The individual flowers have six white or sometimes pale pink petals. Long white stamens are tipped with dark pink anthers. Buds are dark pink, and old flowers are red-brown. Flowers appear from March to June.

Fruits: Light brown to brown, ~¹/₁₆" (1.8-2.5 mm).

Online References:

Eriogonum fasciculatum on the Natural History of Orange County, California

Eriogonum fasciculatum on calscape.org

Eriogonum fasciculatum on www.americansouthwest.net

Eriogonum fasciculatum on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network

Eriogonum fasciculatum from the Jepson Manual

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 19 × 14" (47 × 34 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/2/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA
≈ 10 × 6" (24 × 16 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 6 × 10" (16 × 24 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 5 × 4" (13 × 11 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 10 × 15" (26 × 39 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jul 2019.

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Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 21 × 14" (52 × 34 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/2/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 6" (11 × 16 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 5 × 3½" (13 × 9.2 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 3 × 2½" (8.2 × 6.3 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/2/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA
≈ 2½ × 2½" (6.9 × 6.4 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 3" (10 × 8.3 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/2/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, Joshua Tree, CA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm)

Eriogonum fasciculatum (California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 15 cm)

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