Date Posted: Oct 07, 2016
Dogtongue wild buckwheat (Eriogonum tomentosum) is an herbaceous perennial that produces many creamy white to pinkish flowers in late summer and fall. Its white blooms contrast nicely against the yellows and purples of other fall-flowering species. It is common in sandhills, scrub and dry pinelands. The flowers are attractive to a variety of pollinators, including bees and wasps, but are less frequented by butterflies.
The genus name, Eriogonum, is from the Greek erio (erion), or "wool," and goni, or "knee" ("joint"), alluding to the hairy joints found on many plants within this genus. The species epithet, tomentosum, refers to the hairy undersides of the leaves.
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Photo by Mary Keim.
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