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Forked Buckwheat (Eriogonum bifurcatum)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA, NV
  • Nature Serve ID: 141596
  • Lifeform: Forb/herb
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Where is Forked Buckwheat (Eriogonum bifurcatum) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Forked Buckwheat can be found in California, Nevada

Which CPC Partners conserve Forked Buckwheat (Eriogonum bifurcatum)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Katie Heineman
  • 02/28/2023
  • Seed Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

California Botanic Garden made a conservation seed collection on BLM land in Nevada.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 2 accessions of Eriogonum bifurcatum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 5618 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 2 seed accessions of Eriogonum bifurcatum from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 100 maternal plants

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Taxon Eriogonum bifurcatum
Authority Reveal
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 1690
ITIS 21079
Duration Annual
Common Names Forked Buckwheat | Pacific Wild-buckwheat | Pahrump Valley Buckwheat
Associated Scientific Names Eriogonum bifurcatum
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3
Nevada S2
Ecological Relationships


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