Eriogonum umbellatum

Low-growing plant forms mats of leaves, yellow to orange umbrella-like flowers persist through summer.

orangey buckwheat inflorescence
buckwheat leaves
yellow buckwheat flowers
  • orangey buckwheat inflorescence
  • buckwheat leaves
  • yellow buckwheat flowers

Plant Details

Habitat:
Upland Prairie and Savanna
hot, dry meadows
Mature Height:
6-12 in.
Shade Preference:
full,
Soil Tolerance:
dry rocky well-drained soil
Special Uses:
seeds are food source for birds.