Eriogonum cernuum

(Nodding Buckwheat)

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Eriogonum cernuum, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8823

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Eriogonum cernuum, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8831

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Eriogonum cernuum, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9729

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Eriogonum cernuum, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8818

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Eriogonum cernuum, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9738-2

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Eriogonum cernuum, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9738

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Eriogonum cernuum, Along FR 311, Four Mile Area, Chaffee Co. 9740

Scientific Name Eriogonum cernuum USDA PLANTS Symbol ERCE2
Common Name Nodding Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 21090
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Semi-desert, foothills and lower montane (4500 to 9300 ft); sandy areas, forests and sagebrush meadows.
Plant: Erect, branched annual to 20 inches tall.
Leaves: Rounded, wooly basal and lower-stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Many small white flower clusters pointing downward, each flower less than 1/10-inch across, white petals with reddish/pink tinge.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Wikipedia.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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