Sulfur Buckwheat
Sulfur Buckwheat  -  Polygonaceae (Buckwheat)  Eriogonum umbellatum
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Photo Details
1. Flower buds,  2. Leaf, June 10, 2005 - Emigration Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah,
3. Flower, 4. Leaf, September 2, 2005 - Road by Donut Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
5. flower close-up, 6. plant, 7. growing habit and leaves, July 21, 2005, Albion Basin, Salt Lake County, Utah -
©Nicky Davis

Description:  perennial, grow in clumps, leaves gray, hairy, spoon-shaped, stems are hairy, some gray and some are reddish, flowers are yellow and in clusters.

Host plant of the Mormon Metalmark, Apodemia mormo, Sonoran Metalmark, Sheridan's Hairstreak, Callophrys sheridani,  Desert Green Hairstreak, Western Green Hairstreak and Lupine Blue, Plebejus lupini lutzi  butterfly caterpillars. 

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