yellow buckwheat (Eriogonum flavum)

small green leaves with silvery undersides and 2 umbels of bright yellow flowers

yellow buckwheat

Common name: yellow buckwheat
Botanical name: Eriogonum flavum

Light: full sun
Height: 4 – 16 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: sandy to rocky well-drained soils

Perennial wildflower with small green leaves with silvery undersides and numerous umbels of bright yellow flowers in midsummer; forms large mats, great for rock gardens!