Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Robert W. Freckmann

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Family Polygonaceae
Fagopyrum esculentum Moench
buckwheat, fagopyrum
Fagopyrum: from the Latin and Greek for beech wheat, from the beechnut-like, edible fruit
esculentum: esculent, edible
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 8"-24" tall forb
Flower: white to pink, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, on stalks of different lengths; inflorescence crowded, compact, terminal cluster (corymb); blooms June-Sept.
Fruit:shiny, dry seed
Leaf:alternate, wide, triangular, lower leaves with long stalks
Habitat: disturbed sites; cultivated
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Fagopyrum fagopyrum (L.) H.Karst.
Fagopyrum sagittatum Gilib.
Fagopyrum vulgare Hill
Polygonum fagopyrum L.

         
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