Wild Florida Photo - Eriogonum longifolium - Scrub buckwheat
Eriogonum longifolium var. gnaphalifolium
Longleaf wild buckwheat
Endemic to Florida
Endangered Florida species
U.S. Threatened species
An occasional wildflower of sandhills, dry pinelands and scrub of the central Florida ridge.
Scrub buckwheat has alternate leaves, often reduced upward, that distinguish it from the more common Eriogonum species. The basal leaves are woolly-white underneath and green on top. The flowers are cuplike, lack petals and are covered with whitish silky hairs.
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Eriogonum longifolium is a member of the Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family.
Other species of the Eriogonum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Eriogonum tomentosum - DOGTONGUE WILD BUCKWHEAT
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (Institute for Systemic Botany) profile for this species
USDA Plant Profile for this species
Date record last modified: Aug 07, 2016