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Kern Buckwheat
(Eriogonum kennedyi var. pinicola )
Polygonaceae

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Description: Perennial herb 2 - 6 inches (5-15cm) tall. Leaves oblong and gray to rusty colored, densely clustered on low stems, with leaf blades 1/8 - 3/8 inches (3-5mm) long. Inflorescence is head-like, with the main stem 2 - 5 1/8 inches (5-13cm) long. Involucre is 1/8 inch (2.5-3.5mm) long, with densely interwoven, matted hairs. Flower is white to rose colored, 1/8 inch (2.5-3.5mm) wide. Fruit is 1/8 inch (2.5-3mm) long. 

Distribution:

Habitat: Dry ridges. Chaparral, pinyon and juniper woodland/clay. Elevation 4288 - 6240 feet.

Flowering Period: Blooms May - June.

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Status: BLM Sensitive, California Native Plant Society List 1B

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Field Office: Ridgecrest, Bakersfield

 
Last updated: 08-05-2010