California interior buckwheat is as Eriogonum fasciculatum but grayer and tougher, hardy to -20 F . The two varieties of California buckwheat (polifolium and foliolosum) overlap in many areas, most notably around Lebec, Palmdale, Lancaster and just east of us. The buckwheats are very important butterfly plants and one of the pillars of their plant communities. The flowers, leaves and seeds are all used by all the smaller animals. Grows with Ephedra californica, Encelia actoni, Isomeris arborea, Yucca whipplei, Opuntia treleasei and Brickellia nevinii.
Also called Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium.
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Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium tolerates sand and clay.
Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium has color white and is evergreen.
Flower of Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium has color white.
Communities for Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium:Chaparral, Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub, Shadscale Scrub and Southern Oak Woodland.