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