Eriogonum compositum
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Eriogonum compositum

northern buckwheat

  family polygonaceae 
  genus eriogonum 

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Genus  Eriogonum Species  compositum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  northern buckwheat Family  POLYGONACEAE Specimen number  S11262 Data source  HtZn p111;Frgnt p287
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Ascending Overall height  3" - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Rocky Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Eriogonum compositum has mild honey scented flowers. Northern buckwheat can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is rocky. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It usually does best in dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  honey scented Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Honey Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Eriogonum compositum can be achieved by seed. Northern buckwheat is a wildflower and may have originated from Northwest US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Flowers: Eriogonum compositum has rounded flower clusters on stalks of varying heights. Blossoms appear in June and continue through August. Typically the blossoms are either white or yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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