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Eriogonum longifolium

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Polygonaceae
Scientific name  Eriogonum longifolium
Rank  Species
Order  Caryophyllales
Genus  Eriogonum
Higher classification  Eriogonum
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Similar  Eriogonum, Polygonaceae, Eriogonum longifolium var harperi, Eriogonum alatum, Eriogonum jamesii

Eriogonum longifoliumlongleaf eriogonum or long-leaf wild buckwheat – is a dicot of the family Polygonaceae. In addition to populations of E. longifolium var. longifolium found in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, there are varieties or subspecies that are geographically isolated and at various levels of endangerment. According to the University of Michigan Native American Ethnobotony database, Eriogonum longifolium has been used as a food by the Kiowa and as a medicinal by the Comanche.

E. longifolium leaves are described as being lanceolate, oblanceolate or oblong and with tomentose coating; the plant develops flowering stems which are up to 17 dm (67 in) tall.

Varieties or subspecies

  • Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky: E. longifolium var. harperi (Harper's buckwheat or Harper's umbrella plant)
  • Florida: E. longifolium var. gnaphalifolium Gandog, (sometimes known as Eriogonum floridanum Small) - Scrub Buckwheat or Longleaf Wild Buckwheat
  • New Mexico: E. longifolium var. lindheimeri
  • References

    Eriogonum longifolium Wikipedia


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