Aberts Buckwheat

Aberts Buckwheat Plant Information


Aberts Buckwheat grows in the following 3 states:

Arizona, New Mexico, Texas

Eriogonum abertianum, with the common names Abert's buckwheat and Abert wild buckwheat, is a species of buckwheats in the Polygonaceae family.

This annual herb is native to: Northern Mexico in Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and San Luis Potos states; and the Southwestern United States within Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
It grows from 400-2,500 metres (1,300-8,200ft) in elevation. Habitats it is found in include the Chihuahuan Desert and Sonoran Desert.:65
Eriogonum abertianum grows from 1-3 feet (0.30-0.91m) in height and width.
Its leaves are tomentose, and greenish, tawny, or reddish on both surfaces (1-4 1-3 cm).
The 3-4.5 mm flowers are white, pink, or yellow. It bloom period is year round.
This species is a food source for adult Crescent Metalmark butterflies (Apodemia phyciodoides). It is also of special value to native bees.

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