Flower Friday

California buckwheat (Erigonum fasciculatum), known also as Mojave buckwheat, can be spotted throughout rocky soils and terrain in Red Rock Canyon, especially in Calico Basin. This shrub can get to up to three feet tall and often has gorgeous small white to pink flowers clustered together that turn to rust colored seeds into the later summer months. During its bloom period you can spot many bees, flies, and wasps flying around searching for nectar in each individual flower. Natives used California buckwheat to treat aches and pains by brewing tea from the flowers.

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