Wild Florida Photo - Eriogonum longifolium

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Eriogonum longifolium

  var.  gnaphalifolium

SCRUB BUCKWHEAT

LONGLEAF WILD BUCKWHEAT

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

Endangered Florida species

U.S. Threatened species
 

An occasional wildflower of sandhills, dry pinelands and scrub of the central Florida ridge. Scrub buckwheat has alternate leaves, often reduced upward, that distinguish it from the more common Eriogonum species. The basal leaves are woolly-white underneath and green on top. The flowers are cuplike, lack petals and are covered with whitish silky hairs.

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Eriogonum longifolium is a member of the Polygonaceae - Buckwheat family.

Other species of the Eriogonum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Eriogonum tomentosum - DOGTONGUE WILD BUCKWHEAT


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