Latin name: Eriogonum saxatile S. Watson
  Pronunciation: er-ee-OG-an-um sax-AT-i-lee

  Common name: Rock buckwheat
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and ridges 4000'-11,000',
  decomposed granite or volcanic soils, joshua tree
  woodland to subalpine forest, San Jacinto Mts, San
  Gabriel and San Bernardino Mts, desert mts

  Blooming period: May to July
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Eriogonum
  2) saxatile
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