Conservation

Plant of the Month, August 2018: California Buckwheat

Photo: Tom Benson

California Buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum

California Buckwheat is a staple at our park and at our nursery!  It blooms creamy white leaves in the spring which turn to rusty-brown as summer fades into fall.  Buckwheat flour belongs in the same family, but making anything  of this plant would not be palatable.  Here's a recipe on how to make buckwheat flour.  

  • Tough and easy to grow, even in very dry conditions 
  • Height: 2' or 3' high 
  • Flowering season: Spring, Summer, Fall 
  • Pollinator friendly, attracts butterflies and bees
  • Ants, wind and water disperse seeds
  • Flowers are a combination of pink, cream, white in early flowering stage, while turning rust-brown as flowers mature
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