Herb: Longleaf Buckwheat
Latin name: Eriogonum longifolium
Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)
Medicinal use of Longleaf Buckwheat:An infusion of the root has been used to treat stomach disorders.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Rocky or sandy open woods and glades. Sandy soils and calcareous clays in Texas.
Edible parts of Longleaf Buckwheat:Root. No further details are given.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a sandy compost in a greenhouse. Sow stored seed in early spring in a warm greenhouse. As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in early spring. This has to be done with care because the plant resents root disturbance. Try to obtain divisions from around the edges of the plants without digging up the whole clump. Tease the divisions out with as much root on them as possible and pot them up. Grow them on in light shade in the greenhouse until they are rooting well and plant them out in the summer. Cuttings of greenwood with a heel in the summer.
Cultivation of Longleaf Buckwheat:Rocky or sandy open woods and glades. Sandy soils and calcareous clays in Texas.
Known hazards of Eriogonum longifolium:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.