Sulphur buckwheat is a woefully underused plant in landscaping. It fills multiple niches, including groundcover, showy flowering specimen, and pollinator resource. Tightly-knit green and red leaves with silver undersides stabilize small slopes while showy cream to salmon flower heads tower above. This species colonizes dry grasslands, meadows, and even shady dry forest (particularly under pine trees) so finding a spot for one (or more) shouldn't be challenging. 

sulphur buckwheat

  • Eriogonum umbellatum