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Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum

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Species Name: Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum
Common Name: Longstem Buckwheat, Wand Buckwheat

Long sparsely leaved branches give this buckwheat its common name. Rust-copper stems in fall. Unusual and striking plant. Attracts butterflies. It is the larval food plant of the Gorgon Copper Butterfly. Fast growing.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 4' H x 2' W
Growth Habit: Upright, open
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White-Rose
Endangered?:
Distribution: Central western and southwestern CA
Natural Habitat: Dry places

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