Common Buckwheat, Fagopyrum esculentum
Common Buckwheat is a warm season grain often used as a cover crop, but its benefits are many. It is an ancient grain dating back 8,000 years, highly nutritious in cereal and breads in the human diet. The coming plant fixes nitrogen in the soil, crowds out weeds, and grows prolifically in poor soil. Does not grow in wet areas. Prevents soil erosion. The tiny white fragrant flowers attract bees, and the triangular seeds are eaten by birds. 50 seeds/2.50, 1 lb./$8.00.