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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

35

Oregon native mound forming shrub, sub-shriub. Heat, drought, deer, and wind resistant. Colorful yellow to orange flower in umbels that bloom starting in June through September. Pest free. Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies

Scientific  Name:

Eriogonum sphaerocephalum

Common Name 1

› Round-Headed Desert Buckwheat

Family:

Polygonaceae

Origins:

Native to western United States from northeastern CA to Idaho

Plant Type:

Small Shrub (usually < 1.5' and not >3')
Common Name 2

› Rock Wild Buckwheat

Common Name 3

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:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Sandy or rocky soils

Fertilizer Needs:

Low

Recommended Mulch:

Probably not necessary

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-green

Foliage Description:

Leaves small in whorls at branch tip densely covered in matted hairs

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Yellow

Flower Description:

Six petals 0.2-0.4" across in an umbel

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

18"

Mature spread:

24"

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

no

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Western United States and Canada

Attracts Birds:

yes

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Nectar for pollinators and seeds for animals and birds

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

no

Erosion Control:

yes

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jun

Ornamental Accent:

yes

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Easy to care for so no special needs

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

None

Care Comments:

Requires little care

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Meyers, S.C., T. Jaster, K.E. Mitchell, T. Harvey & L.K. Hardison, eds. 2020. Flora of Oregon. Volume 2:Dicots A-F. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.Taylor, R. J. 2014. Sagebrush Country A Wildflower Sanctuary. Mountain Press, Missoula, MT

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