Threatened, Endangered, and Proposed (TEP) Plant Profile

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum, Cushenbury buckwheat.
Cushenbury buckwheat in full flower; flowers vary from pink to white.  Photo by Scott Eliason, San Bernardino National Forest.

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum, Cushenbury buckwheat habitat.
Cushenbury buckwheat lives on rocky carbonate soils, threatened by limestone mining. Photo by Scott Eliason, San Bernardino National Forest.

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum, Cushenbury buckwheat range map.
Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum range map.

Eriogonum ovalifolium var. vineum, Cushenbury buckwheat

ESA Status

Visit the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Species Profile link below for links to listing and other USFWS documents.

Threats

The primary threats are associated with limestone mining:

  • Direct removal of mined materials
  • Disposal of overburden on adjacent unmined habitat
  • Road construction

Lesser threats include:

  • Sand and gravel mining
  • Off-highway vehicle use
  • Recreational and urban development
  • Power line and hydroelectric development
  • Loss of pollinators or seed dispersal agents

Conservation Status

National Forest and Grassland Occurrence

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