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Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum

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Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
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Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
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Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
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Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum

Species Name: Eriogonum umbellatum var. polyanthum
Common Name: Sulphur Buckwheat

Handsome groundcover with bright yellow blooms. Recommended for rock gardens, borders and steep slopes. Needs periodic, deep summer water in warmer Southern California climates.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H and spreading
Growth Habit: Mat-forming
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Bright yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, Cascade Range, northern Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau
Natural Habitat: Open forests, among rocks or shrubs from 600-9000'

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  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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