Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Fallopia convolvulus (L.) A.Löve image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illlustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Polygonaceae
Fallopia convolvulus (L.) A.Löve
black-bindweed, false buckwheat
Fallopia: for Gabriello (Gabriele) Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who discovered fallopian tubes
convolvulus: from Latin convolvere, "to twine around"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Plant: twining annual, up to 40" long forb, stems and flower stalks often with rough lines; stems nodes smooth, lacking bristles
Flower: white inside to green outside and tinged with pink at the base, 5-parted, less than 1/8" long, petals and petal-like sepals; inflorescence 3/4"-2 1/2" interrupted clusters of 3-6 stalked flowers
Fruit:black, dull, dry seed
Leaf:alternate, triangular with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads
Notes: similar to P. cilinode with shiny fruit
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Bilderdykia convolvulus (L.) Dumort.
Polygonum convolvulus L.
Polygonum convolvulus L. var. convolvulus
Reynoutria convolvulus (L.) Shinners
Tiniaria convolvulus (L.) Webb. & Moq.

         
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