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Eriogonum vimineum

Eriogonum vimineum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Eriogonum
E. vimineum
Binomial name
Eriogonum vimineum

Eriogonum vimineum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name wickerstem buckwheat. It is native to the Northwestern United States, California, and Nevada where it is common to abundant in many types of habitat, including the Sierra Nevada.


Eriogonum vimineum is a slender annual herb producing flowering stems up to about 30 centimeters tall surrounded at the bases by rosettes of rounded to oval leaves. The inflorescence is a wide open array of branches lined with clusters of pink to yellowish or white flowers striped with darker midribs.

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