[Buckwheats: The Genus Eriogonum in Mt. Adams Country]

Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat

Eriogonum heracleoides

Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus

Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides (Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus)

The photo above shows wyeth buckwheat as seen along Lakeside Road at the eastern edge of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge.......June 21, 2008. At this point (August 2008), only a handful of this species has been seen in this area.

Inflorescence of Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides (Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus)

The photo above shows a close-up side-view of the inflorescence of wyeth buckwheat as seen along Lakeside Road at the eastern edge of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge........June 21, 2008.

Leaves of Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides (Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus)

The photo above shows the basal cluster leaves of wyeth buckwheat as seenalong Lakeside Road at the eastern edge of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge........June 21, 2008.

Inflorescence of Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides (Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of wyeth buckwheat as seen along Lakeside Road at the eastern edge of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge........June 21, 2008

Inflorescence of Bractless Parsnip-flower Wild Buckwheat, Parsnipflower Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Buckwheat, Parsnip-flowered Eriogonum, Wyeth Buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides (Synonyms: Eriogonum angustifolium, Eriogonum caespitosum ssp. ramosum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. angustifolium, Eriogonum heracleoides var. heracleoides, Eriogonum heracleoides var. lanatum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. leucophaeum, Eriogonum heracleoides var. minus)

The photo above shows wyeth buckwheat (var. ?) as seen along Lakeside Road at the eastern edge of Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge........June 21, 2008. Note the whorl of leaves at the middle of the stem, one of the diagnostic characteristics of this species.

Paul Slichter