Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Evergreen, Perennials, Shrubs
Individual blossoms are tiny but grow in long-stemmed or branched clusters—usually domed, flattish, or ball-like. Flowers age to an attractive tan or reddish brown and persist for a long time; good in dried arrangements. Flowers attract butterflies; birds enjoy the seeds. Grow best in well-drained, loose, gravelly soil. Useful for covering dry banks, massing among rocks; smaller forms make good specimens in rock gardens.Eriogonum arborescens
Native to Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and Anacapa islands, Southern California. Grows 3–4 ft. (sometimes 8 ft.) high, spreading to 4–5 ft. or more. Trunk and branches with shredding gray to reddish bark make attractive open pattern. Rather narrow, 1/2–1 1/2 -in.-long, gray-green leaves cluster at ends of branches. Longstalked, flat clusters of pale pink to rose flowers, late spring through summer.
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