Fallopia cilinodis (Michx.) Holub
Family: Polygonaceae
black-fringe bindweed,  more...
[Bilderdykia cilinodis (Michx.) Greene,  more]
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

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