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Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum

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Buckwheat Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum dylan Grow Wilder 23 Aug 2023, 11:36 p.m. 22 Aug 2023, 11:57 a.m.
Buckwheat Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum dylan Grow Wilder 23 Aug 2023, 11:36 p.m. 22 Aug 2023, 11:57 a.m.
Buckwheat Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum dylan Bristol 5 Feb 2024, 3:49 p.m. 22 Aug 2023, 6:22 p.m.
Buckwheat Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum dylan Bristol 5 Feb 2024, 3:49 p.m. 22 Aug 2023, 6:23 p.m.

Species Description

Stace 4:

Fagopyrum esculentum Moench. - Buckwheat.

Erect, very sparsely hairy, little-branched annual to 60cm; leaves sagittate; perianth 2.5-4mm; achene 5-7mm, with straight margins; (2n=16). Neophyte-naturalised; casual on tips and waste ground, sometimes persisting, formerly widely cultivated but now mostly as standing food for game; formerly common, now infrequent, over most of British Isles but rare in Ireland and North Scotland; Asia.

Key:

  • Annua; to 60(100)cm; rhizomes 0
  • Tepals 2.5-4mm, greenish-white tinged with pink; achenes with straight margins