Crosby’s Buckwheat

  • Eriogonum crosbyae is native to southcentral Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
  • Crosby’s Buckwheat is named after botanist Virginia Crosby.
  • The species is slow to spread, and grows only in tuff, soil composed of volcanic ash at elevations of 5250-5460 feet.
  • Crosby’s is listed as a species of concern, due to cattle grazing, off-road vehicle traffic, and mining operations.
  • Mining is a significant threat to this species, as the plant is found almost entirely on land leased by mining operations.

The Thacker Pass lithium mine would destroy critical habitat for Crosby’s Buckwheat.

One more reason to resist.