Fallopia cilinodis (Michx.) Holub  
Family: Polygonaceae
black-fringe bindweed, fringed black bindweed
[Bilderdykia cilinodis (Michx.) Greene, Bilderdykia cilinodis var. laevigata (Michx.) Greene, Polygonum cilinode Michx., Polygonum cilinode f. erectum Michx., Polygonum cilinode var. erectum Michx., Polygonum cilinode var. laevigatum Michx., Reynoutria cilinodis (Michx.) Shinners, Tiniaria cilinodis (Michx.) Small]
Fallopia cilinodis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Fallopia: for Gabriello (Gabriele) Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who discovered fallopian tubes
Plants: twining, perennial, up to 7' long forb; stems nodes with fine, downward-pointing bristles
Leaves: alternate; large oval to triangular with a deep heart-shaped base
Flowers: white, 5-parted; petals and petal-like sepals; inflorescence 1 1/2"- 3" loose, mostly branched, small, cylindrical clusters of stalked flowers
Fruits: black, very shiny, dry seed
Habitat: dry; woods, thickets
- twining, viny

- heart-shaped leaves

- ring of reflexed hairs at the nodes

- achene smooth and shiny

- characteristic of recently disturbed sites

Fallopia cilinodis image
Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Fallopia cilinodis image
Fallopia cilinodis image
Fallopia cilinodis image
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