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Eriogonum longifolium - Nutt.

Common Name Longleaf Buckwheat
Family Polygonaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky or sandy open woods and glades[43]. Sandy soils and calcareous clays in Texas[274].
Range Southern N. America - southern Missouri to Texas.
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Eriogonum longifolium Longleaf Buckwheat


USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 1: 648.
Eriogonum longifolium Longleaf Buckwheat

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Eriogonum longifolium is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from June to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root[61, 105, 177, 257]. No further details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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Stomachic

An infusion of the root has been used to treat stomach disorders[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. The notes below are based on the needs of other members of this genus. Requires a loose lean gritty well-drained soil in a very sunny position[200]. Succeeds in dry soils. Tolerates exposed positions[200]. Requires some protection from winter wet[1]. Established plants resent root disturbance[200].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a sandy compost in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a warm greenhouse[1]. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring[1]. This has to be done with care because the plant resents root disturbance[200]. Try to obtain divisions from around the edges of the plants without digging up the whole clump. Tease the divisions out with as much root on them as possible and pot them up. Grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse until they are rooting well and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of greenwood with a heel in the summer[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Eriogonum alatumWinged BuckwheatPerennial0.8 -  LMNDM21 
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Eriogonum inflatumAmerican Pipeweed, Desert trumpetPerennial0.6 0-0  LMNDM21 
Eriogonum jamesiiAntelope Sage, James' buckwheatPerennial0.3 4-8  LMNDM02 
Eriogonum latifoliumSeaside BuckwheatPerennial0.6 7-10  LMNDM21 
Eriogonum microthecumSlender Buckwheat, Alpine slender buckwheat, San Bernardino buckwheat, Johnston's buckwheat, PanaminShrub0.3 5-9  LMNDM11 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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