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    Author(s): Derek Tilley; Dan Ogle; Loren St. John
    Date: 2007
    Source: Aberdeen, ID: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Online: http://www.plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/pubs/idpmcpg7076.pdf
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Parsnipflower buckwheat is a perennial forb to subshrub with a branching woody stem. Leaves are covered with dense white hairs making the herbage appear a light green to blue-grayish color. The flowers are a creamy-yellow color and have six petals which are borne in simple or compound umbels. Plants of parsnipflower buckwheat can be distinguished from other closely related members of the genus by having a whorl of 5 to 10 leaves at midpoint of flowering stem; however in some subspecies this is not apparent (Freeman and Reveal 2005). The seeds, or achenes, are light to dark brown from 3 to 5 mm long. There are approximately 374,000 seeds/kg (170,000 seeds/lb).

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    Citation

    Tilley, Derek; Ogle, Dan; St. John, Loren. 2007. Plant guide: Parsnipflower buckwheat: Eriogonum heracleoides Nutt. Aberdeen, ID: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center. Online: http://www.plant-materials.nrcs.usda.gov/pubs/idpmcpg7076.pdf

    Keywords

    buckwheat family (Polygonaceae), Eriogonum heracleoides Nutt., parsnipflower buckwheat, whorled buckwheat, Wyeth buckwheat

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