Kennedys Buckwheat

Kennedys Buckwheat Plant Information


Kennedys Buckwheat grows in the following 2 states:

California, Nevada

Eriogonum kennedyi is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name Kennedy's buckwheat.

This is a perennial herb forming a small cushiony mat covered in oval leaves up to about centimeter long. The greenish leaves are coated in woolly fibers in shades of brown to pink or white. The inflorescence arises on an erect scape, or stem, bearing a head of small flowers which are white to pink with a darker midrib.
It is endemic to California, where it can be found in the Transverse Ranges, the Sierra Nevada foothills, and in the case of one variety, the high Sierra Nevada and far western Great Basin. It grows in dry habitat in sand or gravel.
There are five varieties of this species:
Some varieties serve as foodplants for butterfly species such as Bauer's dotted blue (Euphilotes baueri) and Ord Mountain metalmark (Apodemia mormo dialeuca).

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