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Taxon: Eriogonum alatum Torr.

Genus: Eriogonum
Family: Polygonaceae subfamily: Eriogonoideae
Nomen number: 448149
Place of publication: L. Sitgreaves, Rep. exped. Zuni & Colorado Rivers 168, t. 8. 1853
Name verified on: 02-Aug-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Canadian River buckwheat   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Eriogonum alatum var. glabriusculum]
  • winged eriogonum   (Source: F GPlains ) – English
  • winged wild buckwheat   (Source: F AMer) – English   [Eriogonum alatum var. alatum]

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas [w.], Nebraska [s.w.], Oklahoma [w.]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, Wyoming [s.e.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas [n. & w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, Utah [e.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.

Check other web resources for Eriogonum alatum Torr.:


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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