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Flat-Top Buckwheat

Natural History

Flat-Top Buckwheat is a member of the Buckwheat Family. The plant grows to 2 feet in height and has gray-green finely haired, leathery, narrow leaves that grow to 3/8 inches in length. The plant typically grows in washes, desert flats and rocky slopes at elevations between 1000-4500 feet.

Flat-Top Buckwheat is attractive to bees and a source of honey.

Flat-Top Buckwheat blooms between February - June and produces white to pink clusters of small flowers that grow at the end of its stalks.

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