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Bastard Sage, Wright's Buckwheat, Woolly Buckwheat
Scientific Name: Eriogonum wrightii Torr. ex Benth.
Family: Polygonaceae
Bastard Sage, Wright's Buckwheat, Woolly Buckwheat (Eriogonum  wrightii)
Woolly Buckwheat (Eriogonum wrightii), U.S.D.A. Drawing, courtesy Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 6-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0F (-17C)

Heat Tolerance: Very high

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, northern Mexico, on rocky hillsides, at up to 10000 feet elevation (3000 m)

Growth Habits: Deciduous herbaceous perennial, forming small mounds, up to 1.5 feet tall (45 cm), 2 feet spread (60 cm); silvery leaves covered with dense, whitish hairs

Watering Needs: Little water when established, needs well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds, self sows

Blooming Habits:
The Wright's Buckwheat bears rounded clusters of white to light pink flowers on wiry stems of varying heights, in summer and autumn.

Fruiting Habits:
The flowers are followed by rust colors seed heads that persist throughout the winter.

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