Eriogonum tomentosum

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Wild Buckwheat


Plant Specifics

Size:1.5-3 ft tall by 0.5 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers


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.
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:



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

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


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