California buckwheat


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Related to California buckwheat: eriogonum
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Noun1.California buckwheat - low-growing shrub with spreading branches and flowers in loose heads; desert regions of western United States (California to Utah)
eriogonum - any plant of the genus Eriogonum with small clustered flowers
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Native California buckwheat plants, from the genus Eriogonum, are garden workhorses: They can cover dry banks and survive in rock gardens, plus their flowers are pollinator magnets.
Plant species composition for each site varied slightly, but all contained California lilac (Ceanothus griseus), coffeeberry (Rhamnus californica), California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), elderberry (Sambucus mexicana) and coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis).
Other low shrub/groundcover selections include white-flowered California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) and the undulating coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis).

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