San Jacinto buckwheat is a fairly uncommon species
of buckwheat that can be found sometimes up to about 8800' in the Santa
Rosa, Palomar and Cuyamaca Mts, and in the Little San Bernardinos. The
Jepson Manual says it can grow to 3' tall, but I have only seen it much
smaller, from 10"-15", erect and very delicately-stemmed,
almost invisible except when there are masses of it covering the ground.
The oblanceolate to obovate leaves are coarsely hairy and glandular
and are in a basal cluster. The cyme-