Eriogonum jamesii

(James’ Buckwheat)

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8741

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8734

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8902

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8747

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 8905

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Eriogonum jamesii, Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes 5129

Scientific Name Eriogonum jamesii USDA PLANTS Symbol ERJA
Common Name James' Buckwheat ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 21167
Family Polygonaceae (Buckwheat) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills and montane (5000 to 10000 ft.); meadows and woodlands.
Plant: Spreading perennial 8 to 10 inches with branching, fuzzy stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, narrowly elliptic 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, and covered with fine hairs.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny white to cream flowers, each less than 1/4-inch across, with protruding stamens and styles.
Bloom Period: June to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SW Colorado Wildflowers and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status: Native

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