California Buckwheat

California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) at Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Diego, California. May 2015.

California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) at Black Mountain Open Space Park, San Diego, California. May 2015.

Cluster of California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) flowers in spring, at Black Mountain Open Space Preserve, San Diego, CA. Buckwheat is a native plant in the sagebrush and chaparral ecosystems of California, and a steady staple of food for bees and other insects, even throughout the hot and dry summer.

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