Eriogonum latifolium
"Seaside Buckwheat"

Eriogonum latifolium "Seaside Buckwheat"Eriogonum latifolium "Seaside Buckwheat"

One could sell tickets to the incredible Summer pollination show that occurs on this durable native Buckwheat. Mobbed by butterflies, bees & many other pollinators too numerous to name here, it’s also an especially important larval food plant for the Acmon Blue & Hairstreak butterflies whose numbers are dwindling due to habitat loss. Attractive 1’ x 2’ compact mound of softly felted blue-grey spoon shaped leaves are topped with a multitude of lovely 1” clusters of delicate pink and white flowers lasting till Fall. An excellent choice for edging, containers & habitat garden & useful for erosion control. Salt & wind tolerant. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Provide good drainage and a bit of Summer water in hotter areas.

Claire Woods

Avg./No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 8-11