Eriogonum clavatum

Wildflowers Dicots Caryophyllales Polygonaceae Eriogonum

Eriogonum clavatum flowerHoover’s Buckwheat or Club shaped Buckwheat

This plant is not supposed to grow in Santa Barbara county. I have seen it in Ventura County on Lockwood Valley Rd., blooming in mid-June.

The plant consists of a rosette of basal leaves with a strange club-shaped stem at the top of which is a node with several more stems branching off it (each terminating in similar nodes) and sometimes small leaves or flowers.

The plant is similar, though larger than E. inflatum, however it grows in red clay-y soil.

Eriogonum clavatum plant

Eriogonum clavatum plants

Eriogonum clavatum node

Eriogonum clavatum topnode

Eriogonum clavatum flower

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