Eriogonum umbellatum

Sulfur Buckwheat is arguably the best all-around landscape plant native to S. Idaho. Bright yellow flower heads rise over a mat of spoon-shaped leaves and mature into a lovely copper color over the course of the summer. The basal leaves turn reddish-green in the fall and are attractive all winter long. Boise foothills native. Pollinators: butterflies, bees.

Plant details

  • Common name: Sulfur Buckwheat
  • Zone: 3
  • Exposure: Sun
  • Height x Width: 12" x 18"
  • Native to: Idaho