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Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Latin: Polygonaceae

Plants in the Buckwheat Family by Scientific Name


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arrowleaf buckwheat, norther buckwheat (Eriogonum compositum)Eriogonum compositum
Common Names norther buckwheat, arrowleaf buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Native
yellow buckwheat (Eriogonum flavum)

Eriogonum flavum
Common Names yellow buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Yellow, red
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
parsnip-flowered buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides)Eriogonum heracleoides
Common Names parsnip-flowered buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Short Description parsnip-flowered buckwheat (Eriogonum heracleoides)
Native Yes
Weed No
blue mountain buckwheat (EriogonumStrictum)Eriogonum nidularium Coville
Common Names birdnest buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
cushion buckwheat, oval-leafed eriogonum (Eriogonum ovalifolium)
Eriogonum ovalifolium
Common Names cushion buckwheat, oval-leafed eriogonum
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Cream white
Plant Type Shrub
Native Yes
Weed No
strict buckwheat (Eriogonum strictum)
Eriogonum strictum
Common Names strict buckwheat, Blue Mountain buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color White-pale pink
Plant Type Shrub
Short Description Very low growing.
Native Yes
Weed No
thymeleaf buckwheat (Eriogonum thymoides)Eriogonum thymoides
Common Names Thymeleaf buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Native Yes
Weed No
sulphur-flowered buckwheat, sulphur buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum)
Eriogonum umbellatum
Common Names sulphur-flowered buckwheat, sulphur buckwheat
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Yellow
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed No
Smartweed (Polygonum)Polygonum
Common Names smart weed, smartweed
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Pink and Yellowish
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed Yes
erect knotweed (Polygonum argyrocoleon)
Polygonum argyrocoleon
Common Names erect knotweed
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Green
Plant Type Forb
Weed Yes
Water smartweed (Polygonum coccineum)Polygonum coccineum
Common Names water smartweed
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Pink
Plant Type Forb
Native Yes
Weed Yes
knot bindweed, black bindweed, ivy bindweed, climbing bindweed (Polygonum convolvulus)
Polygonum convolvulus
Common Names knot bindweed, black bindweed, ivy bindweed, climbing bindweed
Family Buckwheat
Plant Type Forb
Introduced Yes
Native No
Weed Yes
Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
Polygonum cuspidatum
Common Names Japanese knotweed
Family Buckwheat
Plant Type Forb
Native No
Weed Yes
sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) 
Rumex acetosella
Common Names sheep sorrel
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Pink, Yellow, Creamy White
Plant Type Herb
Location McCall
Weed Can be
sand dock (Rumex venosus)Rumex venosus
Common Names sand dock
Family Buckwheat
Flower Color Pink and Yellowish
Plant Type Forb
Short Description perennial
Native Yes
Weed No

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Dr. Clinton C. Shock
Clinton.Shock@oregonstate.edu

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