Sulfur Flowered Buckwheat
The Sulfur-Flowered Buckwheat and the Creamy Buckwheat grow on the dry hillsides and
rocky ledges in our mountains. They are low growing -- only about
a foot tall or less. They have a rosette of basal leaves, with the
flowers occurring in clumps at the tops of leafless stalks.
Several species of the Buckwheat genus (Eriogonum) share these characteristics, but many
other species which botanists have placed in the same genus look very much unlike these.
View photos of some other members of the Eriogonum genus:
Cushion Buckwheat (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
Desert Trumpet (Eriogonum inflatum)
Skeleton Weed (Eriogonum cernuum)
Fremont's Buckwheat (Eriogonum corymbosum)
Redroot Buckwheat (Eriogonum racemosum)