OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (11/30/12):
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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 (11/30/12):
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eriogonum tomentosum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2437

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

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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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