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Virtual Exhibit - Heritage Project

California Buckwheat - Collected on the Barona Indian Reservation, San Diego County


  • Family: Polygonaceae

  • Genus/Species: Eriogonum fasciculatum

  • Common English Name: California Buckwheat

  • Traditional Uses: flowers and roots boiled into a tea for stomach trouble; decoction to babies for diarrhea; eyewash and mouthwash; tops can be eaten as food

  • Collector: Eldon Holsbo

  • Date Collected: March 27, 2017

  • Mounted: April 28th and May 1, 2017

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