Polygonaceae
Eriogonum thymoides

Thyme Buckwheat

Mat or low cushion, leaves at ends of branches. Stems with shredded bark. Leaves linear, less than 1/2 in. long, ash-gray to green and hairless above. Flower stem 1–3 in., with whorl of leafy bracts about midway. Flowers in dense roundish cluster in a single cup, bracts erect, yellow or white to rose-red. Grows in dry or rocky soils in sagebrush, on rocky ridges.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--10 inches
  • Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Dry Rocky Sites
  • Found In: Wallowas, East Gorge, Great Basin
  • Native: Yes