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Grapevine Canyon - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Eriogonum davidsonii - Davidson's buckwheat

Synonyms: Eriogonum molestum, Eriogonum vimineum
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Polygonaceae

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Flower heads
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Flower heads
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Flower head
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Basal leaves
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Plant - spring
Grapevine Canyon
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: The green basal leaves are rounded with wavy margins. A branched, erect, leafless stem emerges from the basal leaves bearing loose clusters of small, white to red flowers.
Identification notes: Leaves basal only, round or oval, very hairy on underside, top surface not hairy; stems erect, bright green, not hairy; white to pink or red, rarely yellow flowers are in clusters; flower sepals and petals look alike.
Height: To 16 inches


Habitat Description: Sandy to gravelly flats and slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, chaparral and sagebrush communities, oak and montane conifer woodlands.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 3000 - 7000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to red     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: May - Sep
Description: Clusters of white to red flowers emerge from elongated cylinders that hug the branches of the erect stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Basal     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves     Spines: N
Leaf Description: The green basal leaves are broadly rounded with wavy edges and woolly hairs below. A leafless, branched flower stem emerges from the basal leaves.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Type: Achene

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