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Fallopia baldschuanica
Bukhara fleeceflower, Chinese fleecevine, Russian vine
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Low elevation west of the Cascades; scattered throughout western and eastern North America

Habitat: Disturbed areas in urban settings.

Flowers: Aug.-Sept.

Origin: Introduced from central Asia

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial vines, the stems climbing, branched from near the base, woody, glabrous, 3-10 m. long.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, glabrous, with a petiole 1-4 cm. long, the blade narrowly ovate to ovate-oblong, 3-10 cm. long and 1-5 cm. wide, entire; sheathing stipules translucent or brownish, 3-8 mm. long.

Flowers:

Inflorescences of terminal and axillary panicles 3-15 mm. long; pedicles spreading, 1.5-4 mm. long; flowers perfect, in clusters of 3-6; tepals 5, elliptic, 5-8 mm. long, greenish-white or pink, the outer 3 with white wings; stamens 6-8; styles 3, united at the base; stigmas peltate.

Fruits:

Achenes dark brown to black, 2-4 mm. long and about 2 mm. wide, smooth and shining.

Accepted Name:
Fallopia baldschuanica (Regel) Holub
Publication: Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 6: 176. 1971. 1971.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Bilderdykia aubertii (L. Henry) Moldenke
Fallopia aubertii (L. Henry) Holub
Polygonum aubertii L. Henry [KZ99]
Polygonum baldschuanicum Regel
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Fallopia baldschuanica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Fallopia baldschuanica checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Fallopia baldschuanica atlas page.

CalPhotos: Fallopia baldschuanica photos.

USDA Plants: Fallopia baldschuanica information.

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