Wildrose Canyon Buckwheat
(Eriogonum eremicola )
Distribution: Inyo County, CA; Inyo and Panamint Mountains
Habitat: Bristlecone and limber pine communities on sandy or gravelly slopes at elevations of 6500-9500 feet (2200-3200 m).
Flowering Period: June - September.
Similar Plants: The open, cyme-like glandular inflorescence and scale-like bracts distinguish this diminutive annual buckwheat
Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B
Annual herb 3 1/8 - 10 inches (8-25cm) tall. Leaves originating from the base on leaf stems 1 1/8 inches (3cm) long. Leaves roundish with white-woolly below, and densely matted hairs above, 1/8 - 1 inch (3-25mm) long. Inflorescence is cyme-like on a slender stem, with scale-like bracts 1/16 inch (1-2mm) long. Calyx is white, yellow, or red, without hairs, 1/8 inch (2-2.5mm) long. Fruit is an achene without hairs, 1/8 inch (2-2.3mm) long.
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