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Eriogonum heracleoides

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Polygonaceae
Scientific name  Eriogonum heracleoides
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Eriogonum
Higher classification  Eriogonum
Eriogonum heracleoides Buckwheat Parsnipflower Buckwheat Parsnipflower Buckwheat
Similar  Eriogonum, Eriogonum niveum, Eriogonum ovalifolium, Eriogonum thymoides, Eriogonum sphaerocephalum

Eriogonum heracleoides (common names parsnipflower buckwheat, whorled buckwheat, and Wyeth buckwheat) has many flowering clusters that are cream or off-white in color. Its usual habitat is rocky areas such as sagebrush deserts and Ponderosa pine forests. Parsnipflower buckwheat is in the genus Eriogonum and the family Polygonaceae which is a family of plants known as the "knotweed family". It inhabits much of the western part of the United States.

Eriogonum heracleoides Buckwheats The Genus Eriogonum East of the Cascade Mts of Oregon

Description

Eriogonum heracleoides Eriogonum heracleoides

The parsnipflower buckwheat is a perennial flowering plant with flowers measuring 4–9 mm. It has leaves in loose rosettes, covered with soft hairs measuring 0.5–3 cm. The hairs feel woolly and matted and cover both sides of the leaf.) The flowers have one carpel (achenes). Parsnipflower buckwheat has a whorled arrangement of leaves at midpoint of the stem. It blooms in early to mid summer. It attracts butterflies, bees, insects, and birds and is the host plant for several Palouse butterflies.)

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Eriogonum heracleoides Eriogonum heracleoides whorled buckwheat

References

Eriogonum heracleoides Wikipedia


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