Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Eriogonum pharnaceoides Torrey
(Wirestem Buckwheat)

Family: Polygonaceae


Eriogonum pharnaceoides has whorled linear leaves at each stem node. At most nodes, the stem either bifurcates or trifurates. There are terminal clusters of white flowers. Eriogonum pharnaceoides is found on mountain slopes at middle elevations.
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Eriogonum pharnaceoides, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, Gomez Peak

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