Matted Buckwheat (Eriogonum caespitosum)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Matted Buckwheat
Give a thumbs up Clumping Buckwheat
Give a thumbs up Mat Buckwheat
Give a thumbs up Wild Buckwheat

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 1 to 2 inches
Plant Spread: about 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: White wooly covering on green leaves, giving the leaves the appearance of being silver-grey. Very nice in the garden
Flowers: Showy
Other: 2 types: small infertile, larger fertile.
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Yellow, fading to red.
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: Up to 4 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 1 to 2 inches
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


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