Fringed black bindweed
Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Polygonum cilinode Michx.; old Fallopia cilinodis (Michx.) Holub
Common name(s): fringed black bindweed, fringed bindweed, fringed false buckwheat, fringed climbing buckwheat
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- climbs from left to right (rare)
-native to the United States
-greenish white flowers
-red stems and veins
- from exposure to lots of sun
– generally flowers July, August in ME
– may be confused with P. convolvulus or P. scandens, which do not have fringes of hairs on their stipules; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-recently disturbed areas
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Burnham, Robyn J. “Fallopia Cilinodis.” CLIMBERS, University of Michigan, 29 July 2013, climbers.lsa.umich.edu/?p=455.