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Sedona area - ML

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Eriogonum jamesii - James' buckwheat

Other Common Names: antelope-sage
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Polygonaceae

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Plant - summer
Sedona area
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Eriogonum umbellatum
General Desc: A species of wild buckwheat with cottony inflorescences elevated above the rest of the plant. It usually forms mounds as the plant ages.
Height: 14 inches


Habitat Description: Rocky areas and cliffs in clearings in oak woodlands and pine forests.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest
Elevation: 5000 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White to yellowish-white     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Jul - Oct
Description: The flowers are white with red anthers; to 1/4 inches wide, 3/8 inches long, in tight or loose cluster above whorl of small leaves.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Grayish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Basal     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Grayish-green above, very white and hairy beneath; to 2 inches long.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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