A funny-looking perennial with small pink flowers on a 3' stalk. The stalk is inflated in the middle. This plant ranges from the drier areas of California to Arizona and Colorado. Hoover says it is an annual, Munz says perennial; so far here it has lived longer than a year. The buckwheats are very important butterfly plants and one of the pillars of their communities. The flowers, leaves and seeds are all used by many of the smaller animals. Click here for more about California Buckwheats
Eriogonum inflatum tolerates alkaline soil.
Eriogonum inflatum is great for a butterfly garden.
Foliage of Eriogonum inflatum has color white and is deciduous.
Flower of Eriogonum inflatum has color pink.
Communities for Eriogonum inflatum:Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Sagebrush Scrub and Shadscale Scrub.