Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum

Common Names:
Cushenberry buckwheat, Cushenbury buckwheat, wild buckwheat
(Small) Jepson
Growth Habit:
Subshrub, Forb/herb
CPC Number:
Profile Contributors:
Valerie Soza
Available for Sponsorship

Reference Links

ITIS - Tropicos - USDA Plants - Fish & WildLife

Participating Institutions

The following Participating Institutions are custodians for this species in the CPC National Collection:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

The conservation of Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum is not currently sponsored.
Valerie Soza contributed to this Plant Profile.


Cushenbury buckwheat is a low, densely-matted perennial herb endemic to carbonate deposits on the north side (desert side) of the San Bernardino Mountains (Transverse Ranges) of San Bernardino County, California. Cushenbury buckwheat is a "cushion" plant reaching 10-20 inches (2.5 - 5 dm) in diameter, with round to ovate, silvery white leaves and dense inflorescences of creamy-white flowers, turning red in age, that bloom May through August. It is a federally-endangered plant, and one of five carbonate endemics within this range that are endangered and/or threatened primarily by limestone mining in this region. Most of the carbonate deposits in the San Bernardino Mountains are within active limestone mining claims or mining claims that are being maintained for their potential mineral resources.

Distribution & Occurrence


Conservation, Ecology & Research