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Tufted Wild Buckwheat

Eriogonum ovalifolium

Description:

A low growing plant with light green somewhat oval leaves and red flowers on stems that rise above the plant. Flower colors can be variable.

Habitat:

Spotted on the Umtanum ridge a sagebrush grassland.

Notes:

Commonly used as a border or accent plant, tufted wild buckwheat and its relatives are highly drought tolerant and are important honey plants for native bees.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Washington, USA

Spotted on May 12, 2018
Submitted on May 16, 2018

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