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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: Vine

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: NB , NS , PE

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: 2022-03-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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