Cushenbury Buckwheat

Common Names:
Cushenbury Buckwheat
Scientific name:
Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum
Synonyms:
Eriogonum ovalifolium ssp. vineum
Elevation range:
4500 - 9900 ft
Flowering Months:
May, June, July, August
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Perennial
Notes:
Rare
State Occurrences:
Parks & Preserves:
Endemic to:
San Bernardino Mountains in California
U.S. Endangered Species Act:
Endangered
California Rare Plant Rank:
1B.1--Rare, Threatened, Endangered in CA & elsewhere
Desert region:

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Cushenbury Buckwheat in the desert

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum is a compact rounded shrub with densely packed silvery foliage above which rise the equally round rose pink and tan flower heads. It is a rare endemic growing only on undisturbed limestone outcroppings in the San Bernardino Mountains.  Burns Canyon, CA | May 2016    

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Cushenbury Buckwheat in the desert

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum growing amongst the rocks. Burns Canyon, CA | May 25, 2016