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Brunnichia ovata

Brunnichia ovata (Walter) Shinners

American Buckwheat Vine

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Brunnichia cirrhosa, Rajania ovata

USDA Symbol: BROV4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Apex: Acuminate , Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Creeping to climbing stems up to about 40 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Greenish to greenish yellow.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MO , MS , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1080 Collected 2007-08-30 in Marion County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Brunnichia ovata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Brunnichia ovata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Brunnichia ovata

Metadata

Record Modified: 2022-09-28
Research By: DEW

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