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Polygonum scandens (Climbing false buckwheat)
Bruso, George H.

Polygonum scandens

Polygonum scandens L.

Climbing False Buckwheat

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)


USDA Symbol: POSC3

USDA Native Status: L48 (NI), CAN (N)

This species includes botanical varieties that are North American natives. However, it also includes botanical varieties that are not native to North America, e.g. Polygonum scandens var. dumetorum, Climbing False Buckwheat. Non-native taxa are not treated in this database.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Stems climbing or sprawling, up to about 15 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct


USA: AL , AR , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-05-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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