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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-05-001:
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Fagopyrum sagittatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Buckwheat


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image of Fagopyrum esculentum, Buckwheat

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_fafa_001_lvd

        

image of Fagopyrum esculentum, Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm200623_5992

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Fagopyrum esculentum, Buckwheat

JK Marlow    jkm200623_5997

June    Greenville County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-05-001:
Fagopyrum esculentum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Fagopyrum sagittatum

 

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3189

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in fields, disturbed areas, railroad rights-of-way, escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
5 petaloid sepals
Petals absent
8 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers in short, corymbose racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Nutlet

 

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