If you hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands, you will see the Coast Buckwheat growing in the cracks of smooth rock faces. Given its ability to survive in such a habitat, it is no wonder that this species can survive in a garden setting and tolerate benign neglect. The flower color of this Buckwheat is highly variable. Different flowers on the same cluster can be white, pink, red, or a mixture of all three colors.
DISTRIBUTION: Common on coastal bluffs along the North and Central Coast of Calif.; < 150 m.