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Common name: Flat-top Buckwheat
Scientific name: Eriogonum fasciculatum
Kumeyaay name: Hamill

Flat-top buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) in the San Jose de la Zorra mountain desert valley displays beautiful fall colors -- deep reddish browns during the seasonal round 2005 -- Kumeyaay California Indian Indigenous tribal village lands, Baja California, Mexico.


The flat-top or wild buckwheat Native American Indian medicinal plant has short, thin green leaves, and is topped in white or light pink wildflowers during its blooming season.

The Kumeyaay boiled the flat-top buckwheat flowers and roots to make a medicinal Indian tea that is good to sooth stomach pains, and help babies with diarrhea. Sometimes the flowers were eaten by the Kumeyaay for food.

-Source: "Delfina Cuero" by Florence Shipek

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Flat-top Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum)

Plant growing in San Jose de la Zorra Indian reservation, Baja California, Mexico....

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