Eriogonum molestum

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Eriogonum molestum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Eriogonum
Species: E. molestum
Binomial name
Eriogonum molestum

Eriogonum molestum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name pineland buckwheat. It is endemic to southern California, where it grows in the Transverse Ranges of Ventura County to the Peninsular Ranges of San Diego County.


It is an annual herb producing a slender, erect, hairless flowering stem up to a meter tall. The woolly, rounded to oblong leaves are located around the base of the stem. The branches of the inflorescence produce many small clusters of tiny white to pinkish flowers.

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