Taisha writes today’s entry:
Eriogonum compositum var. lancifolium is one of approximately 250 taxa in the genus. Wenatchee wild buckwheat is a perennial herb that is native only to eastern Washington, where it is uncommonly found in mountainous areas of Chelan, Kittitas, Okanagan, and Yakima counties. This taxon grows at elevations of 250-1900m (rarely to 2500m) in well-drained flats. In the wild, Wenatchee wild buckwheat blooms May through July, displaying a compound umbel inflorescence composed of many small flowers with a pale to bright yellow perianth. The lanceolate leaves are gathered basally on slender stems that reach 2-4 dm in height.