Eriogonum tomentosum

Wild Buckwheat

Polygonaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden. When not flowering, the plant is a low-growing rosette of leaves that are white on the bottom. It flowers in the fall.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:

Ecology

Wildlife:

Attracts bees and other pollinators.  Does not attract many butterflies.

Insects:
 
Native Habitats:Sandhill, scrubby sandhill, disturbed sandhill, xeric roadsides in areas of sandhill soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Comments

General Comments:Rarely grown but of good potential for a dry native wildflower garden.