Eriogonum compositum var. compositum

Arrow leaf buckwheat

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional, Regular
Height X Width: 2' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



This buckwheat is native to the interior coastal mountains of Northern California. It forms a low, expanding mat of felty leaves with the arrowhead shape for which this buckwheat is named. The leaves are dark green on the top and silvery white beneath. The flowers are held in umbels above the leaves. The flower color varies from white to cream. Arrowleaf buckwheat prefers sun to partial shade and well-draining soil.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen