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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Eriogonum deserticola (Giant Dune Buckwheat)

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 Eriogonum deserticola

 Eriogonum deserticola

Habitat: sand dunes
Life Form: shrub
Leaf Description: alternate, ovate to oblong to round, , simple, crenulate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: april and fall
Spines: spineless
Family: Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)
Abundance: locally common

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Eriogonum deserticola (opens in a new tab).






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