Eriogonum tomentosum Michx. - Dogtongue Wild Buckwheat
Family - Polygonaceae
Whorl of cauline leaves.
Abaxial leaf surface.
Flower, side view.
Flowering - July - September.
Habitat - Sandhills, savannahs.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This showy species can be found in the most southern Alabama counties. The plant grows on dry, sandy soil and is easy to identify becasue of its tomentose abaxial leaf surfaces and whorled cauline leaves. The basal leaves of the plant are spatulate and are typically wilted at anthesis.
Photographs taken at Fort Benning, GA., 8-11-05.