Abert's Buckwheat

Abert's Buckwheat Abert's Buckwheat
Eriogonum abertianum (?)

Family: Buckwheat (Polygonaceae)

Size: Approx. 0.25 in.

Date: 8/13/2001

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Notes: I'm not absolutely certain of this ID. There are probably another 40 species of Eriogonum in AZ to check out yet. Flower clusters with no stems on almost bare stalks. A single stem from a leafy base divides about 6 - 8 inches above the ground and spreads into an inverted cone. No leaves on the stem after it divides. The plant is 2 - 3 ft. high, and about 18 in. across. 53 species of Eriogonum in Arizona.

This plant is found on the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch Working Check list of flora.

Abert's buckwheat plant profile on the USDA Plants server.