Annual, wild buckwheat, leaves in a rosette at the base of the plant, flowers tiny, in pom-pom-shaped clusters at the top of the flowering stems. This genus provides larval food plants for various species of butterflies ( Bramble Hairstreak, Blue Copper, Acmon Blue, Square-spotted Blue, Dotted Blue) CA-FP, (exc. wSW), nwMex. Attractive annual, excellent for dry, wild gardens, ecological restoration. Grows in sandy, dry washes, sandy spots. Click here for more about California Buckwheats
Eriogonum gracile tolerates sand.
Eriogonum gracile is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Eriogonum gracile is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Eriogonum gracile has color white.
Communities for Eriogonum gracile:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub and Southern Oak Woodland.