Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Fagopyrum esculentum Accepted
Fagopyrum sagittatum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Flies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Photo gallery:

Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 8, 2012 6:10 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant which produces a dark purple almost black honey.

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