|Scientific Name||Eriogonum racemosum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERRA3|
|Common Name||Red-root Buckwheat||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||21230|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to montane (6000 to 10500 ft); dry, sandy or gravelly soils on flats and slopes, grass meadows, sagebrush areas and woodlands.
Plant: Erect perennial with one or more leafless, somewhat hairy, flowering stems 6 to 40 inches tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves ovate to elliptic to orbicular on petioles 1-1/4 to 4 inches long; lower surfaces grayish, with fine hairs; upper surfaces green, somewhat hairy to smooth; 5/8 to 2-3/8 inches long and 3/8 to 2 inches wide.
Inflorescence: Clusters of several to many white flowers in long racemes on short peduncles; each flowers with 6 white to pinkish tepals with a darker lengthwise stripe down the middle; protruding white filaments and pink anthers at the center; 3 triangular bracts underneath.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest and SEINet.
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