Sulphur-flower buckwheat

Eriogonum umbellatum

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
4000
Max elevation:
9000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Gila
Mohave
Navajo
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
Moderate
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
Moderate
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
NOTES:
Low palatability graze animals, medium palatability browse animals. Susceptible to root and crown rot when grown on poorly drained soils.
Citations:
Young-Mathews 2012, Rau et al. 2008