California Buckwheat plants.
Here are some of the native buckwheats, there are a number of other
perennial buckwheats and a whole lot of annual buckwheats not included.
Native Buckwheats work in a native garden as babies breath does in a
floral arrangement. They are some of the most popular nectar sources for
and great nectaries for many of the insect predators
Blue and hairstreak butterflies especially like buckwheats and
many of these species suffer from dwindling habitat. Buckwheat flowers
seem to last forever, turning a chocolate color in the fall. They are
very drought tolerant and can tolerate many arid environments as well
as coastal salt spray. (some coastal species).
We commonly plant buckwheats with sages
. Also they work great with boulders, are stunning next
to brickwork. They often create the look that people think they want
when they plant grasses. Grasses generally look bad for most of the
year. Buckwheats look good for most of the year and have a similar
texture or wild look that grasses are planted for.