Eriogonum umbellatum
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Eriogonum umbellatum

wild buck-wheat
sulpher flower

  family polygonaceae 
  genus eriogonum 

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Genus  Eriogonum Species  umbellatum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  wild buck-wheat   sulpher flower Family  POLYGONACEAE Specimen number  S11246 Data source  HtZn p111;Xeri p298
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Grass Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Rocky Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b 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 umbellatum can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Sulpher flower (also known as wild buck-wheat) needs summer days with high heat. The best soil for this plant has a texture that is rocky. It usually does best in dry soils. This species can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes 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  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    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  Eriogonum umbellatum is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Eriogonum umbellatum is a perennial. Flowers: Sulpher flower (locally known in some parts as wild buck-wheat) has rounded flower clusters on stalks of varying heights turning red or orange in autumn. Most often the flowers occur in either sienna or yellow.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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