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Flattop Buckwheat

Eriogonum fasciculatum var. poliofolium

Family

Polygonaceae, Buckwheat Family

Form

Shrub

Range

Southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, southeastern California, Arizona and northern Baja California, Mexico

Habitat

Dry, rocky slopes

Living Desert Location

Bighorn Sheep Exhibit, Ethnobotanic Garden

Factoid

During the summer, butterflies flitter to flattop buckwheat for nectar.