Common Name:Wright Buckwheat Also Called: Bastardsage, Shrubby Buckwheat, Wright's Buckwheat Family: Polygonaceae, Buckwheat Family Duration: Perennial
Size: 2 or 3 feet tall and about as wide.
Growth Form:Forb/herb; shrub, subshrub; stems spreading to erect. Leaves: leaves on stems (cauline) or clustered on lower stems, leaf shape variable, linear to elliptical, upper and lower leaves tomentose. Flower Color: White, pink or rose; sepals and petals collectively referred to as a perianth, glabrous to densely woolly; fruit smooth (glabrous). Flowering Season: June to October
Elevation: 3,000 to 7,000 feet;
Comments:Various species of Eriogonum play host to the larvae (caterpillar) of several butterflies including the Mormon Metalmark butterfly (Apodemia mormo), the Rocky Mountain dotted-blue (Euphilotes ancilla) and the Lupine Blue (Aricia lupini)