eriogonum

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eriogonum:

see buckwheatbuckwheat,
common name for certain members of the Polygonaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs found chiefly in north temperate areas and having a characteristic pungent juice containing oxalic acid. Species native to the United States are most common in the West.
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The increased number of pests on California buckwheat during summer was caused primarily by Lygus bugs.
Yet the heavier brush - like sages, California buckwheat, scrub oak, ceanothus and mountain lilac - is brimming with moisture and much less likely to grow dry this season and fall prey to fire.
Soon we came upon some undisturbed chaparral, consisting mostly of California buckwheat, California sagebrush, greasewood, laurel sumac and sage.

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