California Buckwheat


The inland California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum) is a hearty and drought-tolerant plant found in the chaparral habitat of southern California. It is often most visible in patches where disturbances such as fires and roadways have created open, exposed sites. The California Buckwheat is a very important plant for butterflies, honeybees, insects, and birds which seek its flowers and seeds.

See more photos of the California Buckwheat at the San Diego Natural History Museum’s San Diego County Plant Atlas.

PHOTO CREDIT: Botany Department, SDNHM