Wild Buckwheat

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Vegetative plants.  Key characteristics: heart-shaped leaves, gradually tapering to form a point at the tip, and hairless giving the plant a glossy texture.  Wild buckwheat is similar in appearance to morningglories, except it has ocreas at the base of the leaf petioles and morningglories do not.

Plants take on a vining habit.

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Flower.  Key characteristics: greenish-white in color arising from leaf axils.


Seed.  Seed are distinctly ridged, glossy, have a sharp terminal and are approximately 4.0 to 5.0 mm long.

Life cycle: summer annual.