Eriogonum strictum

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Eriogonum strictum
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Eriogonum strictum in Wenas Wildlife Area
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Eriogonum
Species: E. strictum
Binomial name
Eriogonum strictum

Eriogonum strictum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Blue Mountain buckwheat. It is a common plant of western North America from northern California to British Columbia where it is found along rocky slopes and scrubland.


This is a perennial herb forming leaf mats up to 40 centimeters wide and producing erect inflorescences 10 to 35 centimeters tall. The woolly, oval-shaped leaves are one to four centimeters long.

The slender inflorescence stalks are naked but usually woolly and produce flower clusters at the top. The flowers are yellow and darken to reddish or orange.

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