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Eriogonum parviflorum ~ Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat

Eriogonum parviflorum lives in the Seaside and the Coastal Sage Scrub communities from the dunes to the foothills. The Coastal Buckwheat blooms with pale pink flowers that quickly age to white and then rust colors. Eriogonum parviflorum is found in full sun, in dry coastal locations. The green leaves of the Eriogonum parviflorum make a garden look more moist and lush than it really is. Eriogonum parviflorum grows 2-3 feet tall and wide. Eriogonum parviflorum is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for the Acmon Blue, Gray Hairstreak, the Common Buckeye, the Umber Skipper Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, Mournful Duskywing, Mormon Metalmark, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, and the Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak. The Sea Cliff Buckwheat is Winter hardy into the low teens or even single digits. Eriogonum parviflorum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar.

Eriogonum parviflorum, Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat

Flowers and foliage of Eriogonum fasciculatum - California Buckwheat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Buckwheats in the Eriogonum genus featured on this site:
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckweat
Eriogonum crocatum * Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckweat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Red Buckwheat, Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat