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Eriogonum giganteum var. compactum

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Species Name: Eriogonum giganteum var. compactum
Common Name: Santa Barbara Island Buckwheat

Known from fewer than 15 occurrences but population numbers are increasing. Flowers are good in dry arrangements. Cut back after bloom.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Mounded
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: Frost tender
Flower Season: March - October
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: List 1B.3
Distribution: Santa Barbara Island
Natural Habitat: Dry rocks below 900'

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