The Abert's buckwheat (Eriogonum abertianum) belongs to Polygonaceae (the Knotweed family). It is an annual herb that is native to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas in the southwestern Untied States, and northern Mexico. This herb grows in deserts and up to a height of 30-90 cm. The basal leaves are oblong to obovate, 1-4 cm long, villous to hoary-tomentose and greenish. The cauline leaves are linear, lanceolate, or narrowly obovate, 1-4 cm long, similar to basal blade. The flowers are white, pink, or yellow, 3-4.5 mm across, and bloom all year round. The fruits are achenes brown to dark brown, lenticular, 0.6-1 mm long and glabrous.