|Scientific Name||Eriogonum jamesii var. undulatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERJAU|
|Common Name||James' Buckwheat||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||195503|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy to gravelly or rocky, often limestone flats and slopes in grasslands, brushlands and woodlands, including dry talus slopes in the Chisos Mountains; 5200 to 9500 ft.
Plant: Spreading subshrub up to 10 inches high and 20 to 40 inches across; branching, hairy stems.
Leaves: Oblong or elliptic to oval blades, 3/8 to 1 inch long and 1/8 to 1/3-inch wide; basal leaves on petioles as long or longer than leaf blades; smaller sessile leaves (or bracts) in a whorl just below the inflorescence; all covered with fine hairs, especially dense on the underside; leaf margins are undulate and crisped.
Inflorescence: Clusters of tiny greenish-white to cream flowers (becoming pinkish-orange in fruit) in compound umbels atop hairy stalks; each flower with 6 hairy tepals and less than 1/4-inch across; protruding styles and stamens.
Bloom Period: July to October.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, American Southwest and Flora of North America.
|BONAP Distribution Map
Map Color Key
|Texas Status: Native|
Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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