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Eriogonum

 

Buckwheat

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPolygonaceaeKnotweed or smartweed family
GenusEriogonumFrom Greek erion, “wool,” and gonu, “joint or knee,” for the hairy or woolly joints in the stems of some of these species

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Eriogonum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Eriogonum (Buckwheat)

Buckwheat (Eriogonum) · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Eriogonum (Buckwheat)

(Eriogonum) · 5/28/2009 · Mesa Verde, Cortez, CO
≈ 6 × 7" (15 × 16 cm) Species not yet identified