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Last updated 3/18/2009 by David Giblin.
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. var. purpureum (Nutt.) Durand[FNA5, HC2]
purple cushion wild buckwheat

Publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. n. s. 11: 175. 1860.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Variety purpureum is the most widespread and common expression of the species, being found in southern British Columbia and southwestern Alberta, and in northern Arizona, eastern California, western Colorado, Idaho, western Montana, Nevada, northwestern New Mexico, eastern Oregon, Utah, southeastern Washington, and Wyoming. It approaches var. depressum both geographically and morphologically in the Yellowstone National Park area, and a clear distinction is not always possible. The name var. ovalifolium was long misapplied to what is here termed var. purpureum."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Eriogonum davisianum S. Stokes
Eriogonum orthocaulon Small
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. ssp. purpureum (Nutt.) A. Nelson ex S. Stokes
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. var. celsum A. Nelson[HC]
Eriogonum ovalifolium Nutt. var. orthocaulon (Small) C.L. Hitchc.
Eucycla purpurea Nutt.