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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

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Taxon ID#

103

Scientific  Name:

Eriogonum heracleoides

Common Name 1

› Creamy Buckwheat

Family:

POLYGONACEAE

Origins:

The species range includes the Rocky
Mountain and Intermountain western states from
British Columbia and Alberta south to Utah and
Nevada

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

› Creamy Eriogonum

Common Name 3

› Parsnipflower Buckwheat

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

rocky soils, fast draining

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves are covered with dense white hairs making the herbage appear a light
green to blue-grayish color.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

The flowers are a creamy-yellow color and have six petals which are borne in simple or compound umbels. Flowers clustered with long-stalked base, turning red with age.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-20"

Mature spread:

2-16'

Growth rate:

Not Found

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Its usual habitat is rocky areas such as sagebrush deserts and Ponderosa pine forests.

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Flowers of buckwheat species are known to
attract insects which are an important part of the diets
of insect loving species such as sage grouse
(Centrocercus urophasianus). Wyeth buckwheat has
little or no forage value for livestock

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Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jun

Ornamental Accent:

no

no

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Seasonal Care
Maintenance

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RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Landscape Application
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