Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (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

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

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

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