Species Details

Eriogonum spergulinum var. pratense

mountain meadow wild buckwheat

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Scientific Name:
Eriogonum spergulinum A. Gray var. pratense (S. Stokes) J.T. Howell
Common Name:
mountain meadow wild buckwheat
Family: Polygonaceae
Element Code: PDPGN085J1
USDA Plants Symbol: ERSPP
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 4.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G4T3
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from CBR to 4.3 on 2011-12-27
Considered But Rejected on 2001-01-01
Add Date: 2011-12-27
Date Edited: 2021-12-09
Lifeform: annual herb
Blooming Period: Jul-Aug
1830 - 3445 meters
6005 - 11305 feet
General Habitats:
  • Alpine boulder and rock field (creeks, meadows)
  • Meadows and seeps
Microhabitat Details:
  • Edges (often)
  • Gravelly (usually)
  • Sandy (usually)
Known only from the high Sierra Nevada; field surveys needed. Occurrences from Kern Plateau are threatened by trampling and grazing. Previously Considered But Rejected as being a synonym of E. spergulinum, a common taxon; many collections of E. spergulinum from FRE Co. need to be examined to confirm their varietal identification. See Leaflets of Western Botany 3(9):201-202 (1943) for original description, and 6(4):75-80 (1950) for taxonomic treatment.
Total Occurrences: 0
Element Occurrence Ranks:
0 0 0 0 0 0
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 0
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presumed Extant 0
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Inyo (INY), Tulare (TUL)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Camp Nelson (3611825), Casa Vieja Meadows (3611823), Cirque Peak (3611842), Haiwee Pass (3611821), Johnson Peak (3611843), Kern Peak (3611833), Monache Mountain (3611822), Mount Whitney (3611853), Olancha (3611831), Templeton Mtn. (3611832)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.
Presumed Extant
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