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Yellow Wild Buckwheat - Eriogonum flavum


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Perennial, often forming cushions from a tightly-branched caudex. Flowering stems erect, white-hairy, 5–30 cm. Leaves basal; the blade 1–6 cm long, oblanceolate, tomentose below, sometimes glabrous above. Inflorescence capitate to umbellate, bracts spreading, leaf-like; involucres tomentose, 4–9 mm long with 5 to 8 erect lobes. Flowers 4–6 mm long, yellow, campanulate with a tubular base; tepals hirsute, similar in shape; stamens exserted. Achenes 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

We have varieties flavum and piperi (Greene) M.E. Jones.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to Man. south to OR, CO, and NE (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 36

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Habitat
Stony soil of exposed ridges, moraine, grasslands and meadows (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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