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Fallopia convolvulus

Fallopia convolvulus
wild buckwheat; black bindweed
Setting seed as it's climbing up into giant purple hyssop
Synonym(s) Polygonum convolvulus
Common name wild buckwheat; black bindweed
Family polygonaceae
Life cycle annual?
Flowers inconspicuous white (summer)
Size climber
Light sun-part shade

I didn't notice this weed until its arrow-shaped leaves turned orange-red in late summer. Then I also found its seeds, which are very recognizable by their triangular shape. I missed its flowers altogether.

This is a weed in our garden

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