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Eriogonum lemmonii

Scientific Name:Eriogonum lemmonii
Common name:Lemmon buckwheat
Rank and Status   
Global Rank:G3? Native Status:Native
Subnational (State) Rank:S3? Endemic:Yes
US ESA Status:None Sand Dunes:No
NNHP Tracking Status:Watch List Wetland:No
Other Agency Status Status Last Updated Status Comments
Bureau of Land Management - Nevada Sensitive BLM Nevada Sensitive Species List dated 2017-10-01
Nevada Native Plant Society Dropped, no longer of concern
Distribution (NV Counties)

Status: Confident or certain

Summary Occurrence Data
Occurrence Count:20
Total Observed Area (hectares):4
Maximum Known Elevation (m):1399
Minimum Known Elevation (m):1280
Eriogonum lemmonii data at NatureServe
Eriogonum lemmonii photos and data at Encyclopedia of Life
Character Abstract
Identification Comments:Plants herbs, erect, annual, (0.1) 1.5–8 (10) dm tall, glabrous, green; stems with caudex absent, the aerial flowering stems erect, occasionally hollow and fistulose, 0.1–3 dm long, glabrous; leaves basal, the petioles 2– 5 cm long, pilose, the blades round, 1–3 cm long and wide, pilose and bright green on both surfaces, the margins plane; inflorescences narrowly cymose, open, 10–80 cm long, 5–50 cm wide, the branches infrequently fistulose, glabrous, the bracts 3, scalelike, 0.5–2 mm long, 0.3–0.8 mm wide; peduncles absent or only at proximal node, erect, straight, slender, 0.1–0.5 cm long, glabrous; involucres campanulate, 2–3 mm long, (1.5) 2–3 mm wide, sparsely villous, the teeth 6–8, erect, 0.5–0.8 mm long; flowers 1.5–2 mm long, the perianth white or greenish with pink to red midribs, becoming pinkish, glabrous, papillate in fruit, the tepals monomorphic, lanceolate, the stamens included to exserted, 1–2 mm long, the filaments glabrous; achenes dark brown to black, trigonous, 1.3–1.5 mm long, glabrous.
Subspecies Comments:
Phenology Comments:Flowering May-Jun.
Reproduction Comments:
Habitat Comments:Open, light-colored, sometimes silty or sandy, sometimes gypsiferous shrink-swell clay soils on bluffs and badlands derived from fluviolacustrine silt and volcanic ash deposits in the shadscale zone.
Ecology Comments:
Inventory Comments:Not yet systematically surveyed.
Inventory Needs:
Version Date:01/27/2020 - 12:00am
Illustration from Mozingo and Williams, 1980.
Photographer: Peggy Duke
Photo Date: 1980