Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 4: 14. 1848
Phenology: Flowering Apr–Oct.
Habitat: Sandy to gravelly or clayey flats and slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, sagebrush, and mountain mahogany communities, oak, pinyon-juniper, and conifer woodlands
Elevation: 600-3100(-3300) m
Alta., Sask., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo.
Eriogonum cernuum is widely distributed, being infrequent to common or even abundant and weedy. It is common throughout most of its range in southeastern Oregon, eastern California, southern Idaho, Nevada, Utah, northern Arizona, and New Mexico. The species is rare in southeastern Washington (Franklin County). It is less common and more widely scattered in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, and on the northern Great Plains in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan, western South Dakota, and western Nebraska. The northern Great Basin phase, with sessile involucres, has been called var. viminale, but this difference now appears to be ecologic rather than genetic.
Seeds of the nodding wild buckwheat were gathered by the Navajo (Diné) people, pounded into a meal, and eaten dry or made into a porridge (P. A. Vestal 1952; L. C. Wyman and S. K. Harris 1951).
|Author||James L. Reveal +|
|Basionyms||Eriogonum sect. Ganysma +|
|Common name||Nodding wild buckwheat +|
|Distribution||Alta. +, Sask. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nebr. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. + and Wyo. +|
|Elevation||600-3100(-3300) m +|
|Habitat||Sandy to gravelly or clayey flats and slopes, mixed grassland, saltbush, sagebrush, and mountain mahogany communities, oak, pinyon-juniper, and conifer woodlands +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||John Myers +|
|Phenology||Flowering Apr–Oct. +|
|Publication title||Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +|
|Publication year||1848 +|
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|Synonyms||Eriogonum cernuum var. psammophilum +, Eriogonum cernuum subsp. tenue +, Eriogonum cernuum var. tenue +, Eriogonum cernuum var. umbraticum +, Eriogonum cernuum subsp. viminale + and Eriogonum cernuum var. viminale +|
|Taxon family||Polygonaceae +|
|Taxon name||Eriogonum cernuum +|
|Taxon parent||Eriogonum subg. Ganysma +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 5 +|