Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Fallopia scandens (L.) Holub image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

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Steve C. Garske

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Family Polygonaceae
Fallopia scandens (L.) Holub
climbing false buckwheat
Fallopia: for Gabriello (Gabriele) Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who discovered fallopian tubes
scandens: climbing
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Status: Native
Plant: twining, perennial, up to 16' tall forb; stems sharply angled, nodes smooth
Flower: white, 5-parted, petals and petal-like sepals, on stalks winged above the joint; inflorescence 3 1/2" spike-like clusters from the upper leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:black, 1/4"-1/2" long, very shiny, dry seed with the 3 outer sepals winged
Leaf:oblong or oval with a deep, wide, heart-shaped base and a pointed tip
Habitat: moist; woods, forests, meadows, cliffs

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Flora of North America (off site)
Bilderdykia cristata (Engelm. & A.Gray) Greene
Bilderdykia scandens (L.) Greene
Bilderdykia scandens (L.) Greene var. cristata (Engelm. & A.Gray) C.F.Reed
Polygonum cristatum Engelm. & A.Gray
Polygonum dumetorum L. var. scandens (L.) A.Gray
Polygonum scandens L.
Polygonum scandens L. var. cristatum (Engelm. & A.Gray) Gleason
Polygonum scandens L. var. scandens
Reynoutria scandens (L.) Shinners
Reynoutria scandens (L.) Shinners var. cristata (Engelm. & A.Gray) Shinners
Tiniaria cristata (Engelm. & A.Gray) Small
Tiniaria scandens (L.) Small

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