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Eriogonum angulosum
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Eriogonum angulosum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common name anglestem buckwheat.

The plant is endemic to central and Southern California, where it is common to abundant in many types of habitat, from chaparral and oak woodlands to sagebrush and the Mojave Desert sands.


Eriogonum angulosum is an annual herb producing a spreading to erect stem up to 90 centimetres (35 in) tall. The leaves are located about the base of the plant and on the lower stem. They are lance-shaped and usually quite woolly in texture.

Most of the stem is made up of the inflorescence, an angled, grooved cyme with bell-shaped clusters of flowers at the tips of the branches. The individual flowers are only about a millimeter long and are white to pink-tinged in color with protruding stamens.

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