Eriogonum fasciculatum ssp. foliolosum
eastern Mojave buckwheat
Habit: small, open, multi-stemmed evergreen shrub only reaching 2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m) tall. Slender woody branches are reddish brown, peeling and densely lined with leaves. Dark to gray green leaves are small and narrow with rolled under edges and small wooly hairs underneath. The leaves grow in dense clusters at nodes along the branches. Depending on branching the inflorescence is a terminal rounded to flat-topped umbel comprised of densely clustered white to pink flowers turning a rusty brown in autumn. Flowers produce single seeded achenes. Blooms from spring into summer
Ecology: this specific sub-species of Eastern Mojave buckwheat is found only in California and Arizona on dry slopes and mesas in sagebrush scrub and chaparral usually below 3300 ft (1000 m).
Growing Conditions: full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Flowers, leaves and seeds provide habitat and food for numerous small birds, animals and especially butterflies. Can be used as an astringent.
Always seek advice from a professional before consuming or using a plant medicinally.
2-4 ft (0.6-1.2 m)
3-6 ft (1-2m)