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Eriogonum roseum

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Species Name: Eriogonum roseum
Common Name: Wand buckwheat

Native to much of western California and the Sierra Nevada foothills, as well as parts of Oregon, and it is widespread and common in several plant communities. Small oval leaves are located at the base of the plant with flower clusters evenly spaced along the wandlike branches. The flowers are white or shades of yellow, pink, or both.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Upright stalks from a mat
Height by Width: 24 in. H x 12 in. W
Growth Habit: Creates mats
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 6000'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White to pink or yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwestern California, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Tehachapi Mountain Area, Central Western. Also found outside California in Southern Oregon.
Natural Habitat: Common. Sand, gravel, or rocks

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