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Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:
rocky soils, fast draining
Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
The species range includes the Rocky
Mountain and Intermountain western states from
British Columbia and Alberta south to Utah and
Western state native:
Leaves are covered with dense white hairs making the herbage appear a light
green to blue-grayish color.
Predominant flower color:
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 Description:
Winter Interest Description:
Its usual habitat is rocky areas such as sagebrush deserts and Ponderosa pine forests.
Used by Wildlife:
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
Long Term Care:
OSU Landscape Profile:
LBJ Native Plant Database:
Missouri Botanical Garden Database:
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