OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Fallopia cristata   FAMILY Polygonaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Generic Limits in Polygonum (Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, 1988)
Fallopia scandens

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-022b:
Polygonum scandens var. cristatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Polygonum cristatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bilderdykia cristata

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat


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image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_ticr2_001_lvd

        

image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_109

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

Roxanna Martin    rlm9110_111

September    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

Roxanna Martin    rlm91410_39

September    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers in racemes. Calyx green to white or pinkish, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

Roxanna Martin    rlm91909_165

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Fallopia cristata, Crested Climbing Buckwheat, Climbing False Buckwheat

Roxanna Martin    rlm91910_65

September    Spartanburg County    SC

In fruit, outer sepals expand into obvious wings, decurrent on base, per Weakley's Flora.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (5/21/15):
Fallopia cristata   FAMILY Polygonaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Generic Limits in Polygonum (Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, 1988)
Fallopia scandens

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 063-04-022b:
Polygonum scandens var. cristatum   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Polygonum cristatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Bilderdykia cristata

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2102

High-climbing herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia

Habitat: Moist to wet open habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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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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