Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1126

High-climbing herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, uncommon elsewhere

Look for it in moist to wet open habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish/ Whitish/ Pinkish
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary
Flowers in unbranched racemes

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black, lustrous
Nutlet

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Fallopia scandens   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum scandens var. scandens   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-022a:
Polygonum scandens var. scandens   FAMILY Polygonaceae

LESS THAN Generic Limits in Polygonum (Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, 1988)
Fallopia scandens

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Bilderdykia scandens

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Climbing Buckwheat


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_tisc_001_lvd

        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_fallopia_scandens_1

August    Iredell County    NC

Flowers borne in unbranched racemes (vs. branched in P. cilinode), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140906_244b

September    Swain County    NC

Calyx with a distinctly wavy or tattered margin and wing-keeled in fruit, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm140906_254

September    Swain County    NC

Flowers white or tinged with pink or green, in unbranched racemes, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140909_520b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fruiting perianth wings decurrent on stipelike base, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_930

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_932

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_938

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Leaves 2-5" long, oblong-ovate to ovate with heart-shaped or sagittate base, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm150927_260

September    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygonum_scandens_2

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygonum_scandens_3

September        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_polygonum_scandens_3b

September