Fagopyrum esculentum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusFagopyrum
Species:Fagopyrum esculentum Moench
Common NameBuckwheat
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: BE; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Venation: palmate; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 8
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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
Fagopyrum fagopyrum Fagopyrum fagopyrum (L.) Karst.
Fagopyrum sagittatum Fagopyrum sagittatum Gilib.
Fagopyrum vulgare Fagopyrum vulgare Hill
Polygonum fagopyrum Polygonum fagopyrum L.

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), Fulton (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Blount (TN), Carter (TN), Claiborne (TN), Coffee (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Johnson (TN), Lewis (TN), Marion (TN), Overton (TN), Putnam (TN), Sevier (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, MEM, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 1979

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
MEM008118 Fulton Kentucky 18 Jun 1974 Raymond Athey
2799
MEM
Fagopyrum esculentum
APSC0113373 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Fagopyrum esculentum
MEM001720 Jefferson Kentucky Charles R. Gunn
J 146
MEM
Fagopyrum esculentum
31234100575370 Madison Kentucky 05 Aug 1975 J. Stuart Lassetter
2458
EKY
Fagopyrum esculentum
BEREA018666 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Fagopyrum esculentum
ETSU008656 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Fagopyrum sagittatum
TENN-V-0089464 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089472 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
HTTU024037 Kentucky
HTTU
Fagopyrum esculentum
APSC0103138 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089474 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
31234100575362 Ballard Kentucky 06 Sep 1968 Raymond Athey
433
EKY
Fagopyrum esculentum
BEREA018665 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Fagopyrum esculentum
MEM004751 McCracken Kentucky 25 Aug 1970 Raymond Athey
1187
MEM
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089460 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089461 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089462 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089463 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089465 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089466 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089467 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
31234100575388 Johnson Tennessee 20 Jun 1979 B. Eugene Wofford
79-150
EKY
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089468 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
UCHT010980 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089470 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089469 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
HTTU019222 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Fagopyrum esculentum
HTTU033448 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Fagopyrum esculentum
TENN-V-0089471 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Fagopyrum esculentum
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