From California Natives Wiki
Species Name: Eriogonum crocatum
Common Name: Conejo Buckwheat
- Rare! One of the most attractive accent plants. Distinctive wooly gray leaves provide contrasting color and texture in the garden. Has rich yellow flowers in summer. Enjoyed by butterflies.
- Plant Family: Polygonaceae
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
- Growth Habit: Low, mounding, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer dormant
- Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
- Sun Exposure: Full sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Yellow
- Endangered?: List 1B/ RED 2-2-3
- Distribution: Southwestern Transverse Range (Northwest Santa Monica Mtns, Ventura County)
- Natural Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A rare species found growing on rocks in the Camarillo Hills. Grows 6 inches to 1 foot high with rounded, crowded, white-felted leaves and sulphur-yellow flowers. A good plant for rock gardens. Gallon cans, 50c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.