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Eriogonum niveum Douglas ex Benth.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
snow buckwheat

Publication: Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 17: 414. 1836.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Eriogonum niveum is a highly variable species with a multitude of minor expressions that do not appear to have any biogeographic or taxonomic significance. The species is found mainly on the grassy plains east of the Cascade Range in southern British Columbia, west-central Idaho, northeastern Oregon, and eastern Washington. Some populations closely approach E. strictum var. proliferum, but the densely lanate leaves and semileaflike to leaflike bracts nearly always distinguish E. niveum from that taxon where their ranges overlap. It may well prove that E. niveum would be better treated as a subspecies of E. strictum, but the nomenclatural combination is not available and it is not suggested here. The plants do well in cultivation."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Eriogonum niveum Douglas ex Benth. ssp. decumbens (Benth.) S. Stokes
Eriogonum niveum Douglas ex Benth. ssp. dichotomum (Douglas ex Benth.) S. Stokes