Eriogonum umbellatum aureum
An award winning groundcover “CA Buckwheat” that is blanketed in 15” tall canary-yellow flower clusters all Summer long! This extremely low-growing selection only reaches about 6-10” tall, spreading to cover up to two feet with dense, attractive foliage. It’s perfect for edging a low-water or CA natives bed! Hailing from the Kannah Creek region of Western Colorado, it provides interest all year with the yellow blooms aging to rusty-red and eventually producing seedpods that are highly attractive to birds. In late Fall, the small, elliptic, grayish-green leaves acquire an attractive burgundy blush. Provide good drainage and avoid over-watering. “California Buckwheats” are one of the best plants for sustaining a wide range of local pollinators (especially butterflies), with seeds and leaves alike harvested by local critters.