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Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sphaerocephalum

 
Eriogonum sphaerocephalum var. sphaerocephalum
Year two
round-headed desert buckwheat
Year three
Common name round-headed desert buckwheat
Family polygonaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow
Size 6-16"
Light sun

Wildflower from the steppe areas of the western United States. The photosabove are evidence of my very first success at keeping an eriogonum seedling alive through two full seasons – just one small plant has managed to survive in the rock garden. Given how many I've managed to kill through the years, I consider that a grand accomplishment!

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '08/'09 exchange. Baggy 70F (20d; 4%G, 14d) - 35F (8w) - 70F (12d; no G). Seedling did not develop.
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (5w; 4%G, 7-14d). One out of two germinated seeds developed.
    Baggy 35F (12w; 5%G, 5-9w) - 70F (2%G, 7d)
  3. Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 35F (13w; 4%G, 5w) - 70F (2%G, 4d)


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