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Thorne's Buckwheat
(Eriogonum ericifolium var. thornei )
Polygonaceae

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Description: Low spreading shrub or subshrub, 1 1/2 - 6 inches (4-15cm) tall, 4-18 inches (10-45cm) diameter. Leaf 2/8 inch (4-6mm) long covered with densely interwoven matted hairs, linear, and strongly rolled under. Inflorescence is cyme-like. Perianth (calyx and corolla together) is white to pink, with-out hairs, and 1.5-2mm. Bracts are scale-like. Fruit is an achene with-out hairs, 2mm.

Distribution:

Habitat: Copper rich gravel, pinyon and juniper woodland. Elevation 5760-5856 Feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms July - August.

Similar Plants: Difficult to distinguish from E. microthecum complex.

Status: California State Endangered, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Last updated: 08-05-2010