Common Names: Conejo buckwheat
Type: Perennial shrub
Size: 2 ft. high, 3 ft. wide.
Flowers: Brilliant sulfur yellow flowers in broad clusters, early spring to summer; stems and 1 in. leaves covered with white wool.
Uses: Dry slopes, rock gardens, accent, color, borders, near oaks, slopes, containers. Tough; tolerates wind. Fire resistive.
Wildlife: Habitat for animals, butterfly larvae; nectar, seeds for birds, butterflies. Deer resistant.
Soil: Tolerates a variety; prefers clay.
Sun: Full sun; some afternoon shade inland.
Pruning: Prune to shape when young only. Can spread.
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: From Ventura County, California. A member of the coastal sage scrub community. A rare and endangered species. Hardy to 15° F.