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Mouse Buckwheat
(Eriogonum nudum var. murinum )
Polygonaceae

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Description: Perennial herb. Leaves growing from a stem, 5/8 - 1 3/8 inches (15-35) long, densely white and wooly below, grayish with densely matted hairs above, and slightly wavy edge. Inflorescence is slender and with-out hairs. Involucres (group of bracts) 5-10 per node, 3/16 - 1/4 inches (4-6mm) long. Perianth is white and slightly hairy, 1/8 inch (3-4mm) long.

Distribution:

Habitat: Dry, sandy slopes. Chaparral, cismontane woodland, valley and foothill grassland.

Flowering Period: Blooms June - November.

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

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Field Office: Bakersfield, Hollister


 
Last updated: 08-05-2010