Critically Imperiled Plant Profile (Not Listed or Proposed under the Endangered Species Act)
The entire geographic range of this wild buckwheat covers less than 3 square miles, on sandstone substrate in Monterey County. Photo © 1999 John Game.
Butterworth’s buckwheat is a small shrub, up to 30 centimeters (about 1 foot) tall.
Like many other wild buckwheat species, this one’s leaves are pubescent, with leaf margins that are rolled under.
Eriogonum butterworthianum range map.
Eriogonum butterworthianum, Butterworth’s buckwheat
- Vulnerable to stochastic effects due to low population sizes and extremely narrow range
- Possible threat of trampling
National Forest and Grassland Occurrence