A native, low-growing woody perennial with flower stems 3 to 16 inches tall that are topped by clusters of tiny sulfur-yellow flower heads. Flowers range from yellow to orange or reddish. Blooms June to August. Commonly found on hot dry sunny exposures on rocky slopes and ridges throughout the west. Sulfur flower buckwheat plants withstand sun, heat, drought, and wind, making them ideal plants for dry sunny slopes. It is found in dry, open and often rocky places. It is found in California to western Canada and also Colorado and New Mexico.