Fallopia convolvulus

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusFallopia
Species:Fallopia convolvulus (L.) A. Love
Common NameBlack Bindweed; Climbing Buckwheat
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FACU), EMP (FACU) (NWPL)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Bilderdykia convolvulus Bilderdykia convolvulus (L.) Dumort.
Polygonum convolvulus Polygonum convolvulus L.
Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus Polygonum convolvulus var. convolvulus
Polygonum convolvulus var. subalatum Polygonum convolvulus var. subalatum Lej. & Courtois
Polygonum convolvulus var. subulatum Polygonum convolvulus var. subulatum Lej. & Court.
Reynoutria convolvulus Reynoutria convolvulus (L.) Shinners
Tiniaria convolvulus Tiniaria convolvulus (L.) Webb & Moq.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Ballard (KY), Bullitt (KY), Franklin (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Oldham (KY), Rowan (KY), Davidson (TN), Hawkins (TN), Montgomery (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, ETSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0118369 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0007586 Rutherford Tennessee 04 May 1981 R. Kral
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0118370 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0093507 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0070732 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
BEREA018672 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Fallopia convolvulus
BEREA024067 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Fallopia convolvulus
BEREA018673 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0051893 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0071286 Harlan Kentucky 21 Sep 1993 Max Medley
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0007585 Franklin Kentucky 01 Jun 2006 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0007584 Stewart Tennessee 01 Jul 1983 Edward Chester
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0073822 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0118368 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
APSC0007582 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Aug 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Fallopia convolvulus
ETSU026723 Hawkins Tennessee 07 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19879
ETSU
Fallopia convolvulus
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 07 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Fallopia convolvulus
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Plant Photos

Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Dwayne Estes
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell
Fallopia convolvulus - Theo Witsell