Fagopyrum tataricum

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Tartary Buckwheat

Fagopyrum tataricum
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Occasional
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Not yet assessed
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


An agricultural nuisance, but not reported to be invasive in established native vegetation.

Edible: use seeds cooked as cereal, or grind and use as flour---similar to commercial Buckwheat flour. Some people are allergic.

photo from XID Services
photo from XID Services
photo from XID Services


Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8