OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fallopia convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-021:
Polygonum convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed


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image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tico5_001_lvd

        

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm140823_103

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaf apex acute to acuminate, leaf base cordate to cordate-sagittate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm140823_104

August    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm0309c_15

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_09

September    Greenville County    SC

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_12

September    Greenville County    SC

Similar in general habital features to P. scandens, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    jkm0409d_22

September    Greenville County    SC

Flowers in axillary fascicles or racemes. Calyx green to white or pinkish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Fallopia convolvulus, Climbing Buckwheat, Nimblewill, Black Bindweed

JK Marlow    s021006_a

October    Greenville County    SC

Sepals enlarging little as fruit matures, per Aquatic and Wetland Plants of Southeastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fallopia convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-021:
Polygonum convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

 

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1121

Climbing herbaceous vine
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish/ Whitish/ Pinkish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

Flowers in axillary fascicles or racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Black, dull
Nutlet

 

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