Latin name: Eriogonum thomasii Torrey
  Pronunciation: er-ee-OG-an-um TOM-as-ee-eye

  Common name: Thomas' buckwheat
  Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)
  Habitat: Dry sandy places to 5000', creosote bush
  scrub, joshua tree woodland, both deserts north to
  Inyo Co.

  Blooming period: March to June
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Eriogonum
  2) thomasii
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