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Buckwheat [Fagopyrum esculentum]

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Common Name: Buckwheat
Scientic Name: Fagopyrum esculentum
Colors: White
Months Appearing: August

30 to 50 inches tall.

Grown by farmers both as a food crop and as a cover plant to control

      erosion, suppress weeds and feed wildlife. May escape cultivation.

Individual flowers ~ 1/4 inch. Flower heads 2-3 inches.

Roadside at edge of Amish farmers field, Mecosta County, Michigan

August 24th.