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Conejo Buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)

bee bee Photo Credit: Claire Woods © 2009
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 149148
  • Lifeform: Subshrub, Shrub
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Conejo Buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum) located in the wild?


occurs on dry rocky slopes



States & Provinces:

Conejo Buckwheat can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Conejo Buckwheat (Eriogonum crocatum)?

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Conservation Actions

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 4 accessions of Eriogonum crocatum in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 687580 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 3 seed accessions of Eriogonum crocatum from 2 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass an unknown number of maternal plants

  • 01/01/2010

urban development including construction of housing, golf courses, and infrastructure trampling from hikers, off-road vehicles and equestrian use stochastic events

  • 01/01/2010

occurs along the western flanks of the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains


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Taxon Eriogonum crocatum
Authority Davidson
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 1706
ITIS 21105
Duration Perennial
Common Names Conejo Buckwheat | Conejo Wild Buckwheat
Associated Scientific Names Eriogonum crocatum | Eriogonum saxatile var. crocatum
Distribution NA
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships


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