Supriya Ghosh

Eriogonum alatum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Polygonaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Eriogonum
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Similar  Eriogonum jamesii, Eriogonum microthecum, Eriogonum exilifolium, Eriogonum longifolium, Eriogonum alpinum

Eriogonum alatum, with the common names winged buckwheat and winged eriogonum, is a species of buckwheat.

Contents

The plant is native to the western Great Plains, the Southwestern United States, and Chihuahua state in México.

Varieties

Varieties include:

  • Eriogonum alatum var. alatum
  • Eriogonum alatum var. glabriusculum
  • Uses

    Among the Zuni people, the root is eaten as an emetic for stomachaches. An infusion of the powdered root is taken after a fall and to relieve general misery.

    References

    Eriogonum alatum Wikipedia


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