Fallopia convolvulus (L.) Á.Löve  
Family: Polygonaceae
black-bindweed, false buckwheat
[Bilderdykia convolvulus (L.) Dumort., Polygonum convolvulus L., Reynoutria convolvulus (L.) Shinners, Tiniaria convolvulus (L.) Webb. & Moq.]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Fallopia: for Gabriello (Gabriele) Fallopia, 16th century Italian anatomist who discovered fallopian tubes
Plants: twining annual, up to 40" long forb, stems and flower stalks often with rough lines; stems nodes smooth, lacking bristles
Leaves: alternate, triangular with a heart-shaped base
Flowers: white inside to green outside and tinged with pink at the base, 5-parted, less than 1/8" long, petals and petal-like sepals; inflorescence 3/4"-2 1/2" interrupted clusters of 3-6 stalked flowers
Fruits: black, dull, dry seed
Habitat: disturbed sites, roadsides, railroads
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Christopher Noll  
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Christopher Noll  
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Merel R. Black  
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Kitty Kohout  
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