Eriogonum tomentosum

wild buckwheat


wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1.5-3 ft    Width: 0.5 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Recommended Uses: Wildflower garden. When not flowering, the plant is a low-growing rosette of leaves that are white on the bottom. It flowers in the fall.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant  
Attracts bees.
Native Habitats: Sandhill, scrubby sandhill, disturbed sandhill, xeric roadsides in areas of sandhill soils.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Rarely grown but of good potential for a dry native wildflower garden.