South Dakota Native Plant Research
Eriogonum flavum

Scientific Name

Eriogonum flavum


Download Seed: The triagular achene of yellow wild buckwheat is 4-5 mm long. (81 KB)

Download Seedling: Two month old yellow wild buckwheat seedling grown in research greenhouse at SDSU. (45 KB)

Download Vegetative: The wooley leaves of yellow wild buckwheat are 3-10 cm long. (63 KB)

Download Flowering: The flowers make up heads which are borne in an umbel. (67 KB)

Download Fruiting: The yellow buckwheat begins to fruit in late July. (88 KB)

Family Name


Common Name

Yellow wild buckwheat

Horticulture Notes

Seed Collection: Collect seed in Jun.-Sept. when dark in color
Germination: Germination should occur at 70° F
Vegetative Propagation:
Soils: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry

Eriogonum flavum