The reference book ("A Utah Flora", by Stanley Welsh) states that this buckwheat species occurs in many
of our Utah counties, but I have never seen it except at this one location in central Utah.
Several individual plants were growing close together among the sagebrush, each about one foot tall.
I had no idea what they were, but took several photographs. Thanks to Bill Gray, for help in identification.
The leaves on the plant grow as a basal rosette, as with many of the other buckwheat species.
The blossoms are arranged in a spike (raceme) along the flower stalk. New buds open
at the top, as the stalk grows taller.
by Sandra Bray
Along a backcountry roadside
in northeastern Wayne County, Utah