Wyeth Buckwheat (Native)
Perennial, forb/sub-shrub, 1 – 2 ft. tall, with a branching woody stem and large umbels of pale-yellow flowers that bloom in the early summer. Distributed in all western states except for AZ and NM. Found usually on well-drained, dry, rocky slopes or flats at 2,000 – 8,000 ft. elevation. Does best on medium texture soils in the 12 – 25 inch precip. zone. Valuable species for wildlife food and cover for many species including attracting insects for food for sage grouse. Also has good potential for drought-tolerant species landscaping. Valuable species for restoration of western rangelands. Plant in fall ¼ – ½ inch deep. 180,000 seeds/lb.