Eriogonum reniforme Torr. & Frém.
Eriogonum reniforme Torr. & Frém. var. comosum M.E. Jones
Kidney-leaf Buckwheat, Kidneyleaf Buckwheat
Kidney-leaf buckwheat is native to the southwestern United States.
This table compares kidney-leaf buckwheat to a close relative, desert trumpet.
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|Plant||2’ high.||Less than 2’ high.|
|Flowers||Yellow, about 1/4” across, with greenish or reddish midribs; inconspicuous.||Very small, yellow, turning reddish later.|
|Stem||Some stems have inflated regions.||Stems are not inflated.|
|Habitats||Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, between -50 and 6500’||Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, less than 5000’|
Identification: Less than 24" (60 cm) high. Leaves occur at the base. They are round-, spade-, or kidney-shaped. Flowers are very small, yellow, turning reddish later. While desert trumpet has inflated stems, kidney-leaf buckwheat does not.
Eriogonum reniforme on Calflora
Eriogonum reniforme on CalPhotos
Eriogonum reniforme on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network
Eriogonum reniforme from the Jepson Manual
Eriogonum reniforme description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.