Eriogonum brevicaule var. brevicaule

Common names: Short-stem wild buckwheat
Synonyms: Eriogonum brevicaule subsp. grangerense (M. E. Jones) S. Stokes Eriogonum brevicaule var. wasatchense unknown Eriogonum campanulatum M. E. Jones Eriogonum grangerense unknown Eriogonum wasatchense unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 265. Mentioned on page 264, 268, 270.
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Illustrator: Bee F. Gunn
Plants erect, (0.8–)1.5–4(–5) × 2–5(–8) dm. Aerial flowering stems erect, 1–2.5 dm, glabrous. Leaves: blade linear to oblanceolate, 3–10 × 0.1–0.7 cm, tomentose abaxially, less so to thinly floccose and green adaxially, margins plane. Inflorescences cymose, usually divided 3 or more times, (3–)5–25 cm; branches glabrous. Involucres 1 per node, turbinate to turbinate-campanulate, 2–4 × (1–)1.5–2.5(–3) mm, glabrous. Flowers (2–)2.5–3 mm; perianth yellow, rarely white or cream, glabrous.

Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Sandy to clayey flats, washes and slopes, mixed grassland and sagebrush communities, juniper or montane conifer woodlands
Elevation: 1400-3000 m


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Colo., Idaho, Nebr., S.Dak., Utah, Wyo.


Variety brevicaule is widely scattered in northwestern and north-central Colorado, southeastern Idaho, western Nebraska, southwestern South Dakota, northern Utah, and Wyoming. Plants with white or cream-colored perianths occur in southwestern Wyoming and have been called var. grangerense. Hybrids involving </i>var.<i> brevicaule and E. corymbosum var. corymbosum are known from southwestern Wyoming.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorJames L. Reveal +
Authorityunknown +
BasionymsUndefined subg. Eucycla +
Common nameShort-stem wild buckwheat +
DistributionColo. +, Idaho +, Nebr. +, S.Dak. +, Utah + and Wyo. +
Elevation1400-3000 m +
HabitatSandy to clayey flats, washes and slopes, mixed grassland and sagebrush communities, juniper or montane conifer woodlands +
IllustratorBee F. Gunn +
PhenologyFlowering Jun–Sep. +
Publication titleProc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
Publication year1848 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V5/V5 500.xml +
SynonymsEriogonum brevicaule subsp. grangerense +, Eriogonum brevicaule var. wasatchense +, Eriogonum campanulatum +, Eriogonum grangerense + and Eriogonum wasatchense +
Taxon familyPolygonaceae +
Taxon nameEriogonum brevicaule var. brevicaule +
Taxon parentEriogonum brevicaule +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 5 +