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Eriogonum umbellatum var. umbellatum

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

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

Attractive small buckwheat with cute spoon-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. Adds summer color! Highly recommended for wildlife value, especially butterflies.

Plant Family: Polygonaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky, acidic
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Bright yellow to creamy yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California
Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, woodland, pine forest

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