angulosum Benth. native
Common name: angled-stem buckwheat
- a dicot in the Polygonaceae family -
A small colony can be found west of the red bridge in
sandy dry soil.
Growing 12" tall, summer blooming. Annual.
The tiny pink and white striped bell-shaped flowers bloom in clusters
from main stem.
The stems and leaves are covered with a white furry texture, giving
them a grayish green color.
The small, many branched plants are loaded with tiny blossoms in July
Carol Vehrs (right), a trail guide, is kneeling next to the buckwheat
plant with a piece of
black velvet used to photograph the specimen in the field. This helps
in getting a clear
image without a cluttered background and eliminates the need to take
the rare specimen
to the lab to document.
Left - This tiny Eriogonum is apparently the
same variety growing in poorer soil conditions.