Eriogonum fasciculatum is a species of wild buckwheat known by the common names California buckwheat and Mojave buckwheat.. This shrub is native to the Southwestern United States, California, and northwestern Mexico. It is found from the coasts of California and Baja California; eastwards through the Southern California Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, and Peninsular Ranges; and further east into the Mojave Desert and Great Basin.
It grows on slopes and dry washes in diverse habitats, including chaparral, coastal sage scrub, grasslands, sagebrush scrub, pinyon-juniper woodland, and creosote bush scrub.
This species is the most important native source of honey production in California, particularly attractive to numerous species of native bees and other pollinators, and is a good source of nectar over many months in dryer areas. Grow some for your local pollinators, they'll appreciate you for it!
USDA ZONES 6-10
By Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada (Eriogonum fasciculatum-- California Buckwheat) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons