Fallopia
false buckwheat, fleeceflower, knotweed
5 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Fallopia baldschuanicaBukhara fleeceflower, Chinese fleecevine, mile-a-minute vine
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to Oregon, east to Idaho, also in scattered locations across North America.
Habitat: Roadsides, ditches, embankments, forest edge, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from central Asia
Flowers: Aug.-Sept.
Fallopia ×bohemicaBohemian knotweed, hybrid knotweed
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon, east to Montana, and in scattered locations across North America.
Habitat: Riparian zones, roadsides, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas generally at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from eastern Asia
Flowers: July-October
Fallopia convolvulusblack bindweed, climbing bindweed, ivy bindweed
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Roadsides, ditches, wastelots, cultivated fields, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from Europe
Flowers: May-October
Fallopia japonicaJapanese knotweed
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Riparian zones, roadsides, ditches, wastelots, and other disturbed open areas.
Origin: Introduced from eastern Asia
Flowers: June-September
var. japonica – Japanese knotweed
Fallopia sachalinensisgiant knotweed
Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Idaho and Montana, also in eastern North America.
Habitat: Riparian zones, roadsides, meadows, ditches, and other disturbed areas generally at low elevations.
Origin: Introduced from eastern Asia
Flowers: July-September