Botanical and Common Names Family Polygonaceae Fagopyrum esculentum (Buckwheat) Eriogonum jamesii (Wild Buckwheat) Cautions Intake of large quantities of the plant causes photosensitivity. Description  Indigenous to central and northern Asia, it is now cultivated in many parts of the world, especially in the US. Buckwheat is an annual, growing to about twenty inches, with arrow-shaped … Continue reading Buckwheat