Six images of Eriogonium fasciculatum, California Buckwheat, Eastern Mojave Buckwheat, Polygonaceae, Buckwheat Family, is native to the arid desert Southwest. This shrub was widely used by Native Americans for numerous ailments, such as headaches, diarrhea, etc. The dried flowers were used to improve heart health. Roots used to treat wounds. Also used in ceremonies to counteract witchcraft.