Monday, August 9, 2010

buckwheat ~ 08/09/10 ~ Garland Ranch

buckwheat
Eriogonum sp.
Polygonaceae

Given my difficulty in separating out and identifying buckwheat, I'm posting without a positive ID... but I like how pretty the blooms are here, especially in close-up. Seriously, there are at least 266 species of buckwheat in CA!!!

Thanks to Am I Bugging You Yet?'s recent blog post, I started this morning looking at my recent buckwheat pics and am giving it up to a lost cause... unless someone can provide some helpful hints on how to identify this genus of plants.

ps 11/19/14 - I now believe this is seacliff buckwheat (Eriogonum parvifolium).  Newer seacliff buckwheat posts have more detail.

4 comments:

John W. Wall said...

Eleven posts since I last checked! Holy cow. That's what I get for going out of town for a few days. Great fun catching up, as always.

Nature ID said...

Haha, thanks, John.

Adam R. Paul said...

Yeah, buckwheat are toughies. I confess I am a bit lazy and do not try, other than the obvious Sierra buckwheats (Pussy Paws, Sulphur Plant).

I'm glad you found my blog so I could find yours - right up my alley!

sebi_2569 said...

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