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Spreading Buckwheat (Eriogonum helichrysoides)

Eriogonum helichrysoides in Logan County, Kansas Photo Credit: Jim Locklear
Description
  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • State: KS
  • Nature Serve ID: 160628
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/20/2019

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Jim Locklear
  • 12/23/2019

Lauritzen Gardens established a conservation seed bank for Eriogonum helichrysoides in 2019 from collections made on the Smoky Valley Preserve of The Nature Conservancy in Logan County, Kansas.  The population appeared to be stable and the associated rock outcrop plant community in good ecological condition.  Collections were made from 50 material lines.  An estimated 4,000 seeds were collected.  The seed of this wild buckwheat species was not difficult to collect but processing proved challenging since the individual achenes are very small (3 mm long).  Seed viability tests for these accessions will be conducted in early 2020, as well as germination tests.

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Nomenclature
Taxon Eriogonum helichrysoides
Authority (Gandog.) Rydb.
Family Polygonaceae
CPC Number 47255
ITIS 195457
USDA ERHE11
Common Names Spreading buckwheat
Associated Scientific Names Eriogonum effusum var. rosmarinoides | Eriogonum helichrysoides
Distribution
State Rank
State State Rank
Kansas S2
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