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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Eriogonum tomentosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America

Eriogonum tomentosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-01-001:

Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Eriogonum tomentosum

 

COMMON NAME:
Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat


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image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_041

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_046

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Stem leaves sessile, elliptical in outline, and borne 3-4 at a node, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_047

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Calyx of 2 whorls, each of 3 united sepals. Petals absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_049

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_049b

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Flower heads sessile or short-stalked with 10-20 white to pinkish flowers, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers (Nelson, 2006).

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm080713_125

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_eriogonum_tomentosum

October        

image of Eriogonum tomentosum, Sandhill Wild-buckwheat, Southern Wild-buckwheat, Dog-tongue Buckwheat

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmetomentosu_bearcreekb

Month Unknown        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Eriogonum tomentosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Eriogonum tomentosum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-01-001:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eriogonum tomentosum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2437

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Longleaf pine sandhills, usually in white sand, primarily in the fall-line Sandhills and on riverine dunes in the middle and upper Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC (rare in Piedmont) (historically in NC Coastal Plain, but not recently seen)

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LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled (basal rosette usually absent or withered at flowering)

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy white/ Pinkish
Bisexual
6 sepals of two different sizes
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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