Polygonum scandens

Common Name: 
hedge smartweed
Scientific Name: 
Polygonum scandens L. syn. Fallopia scandens
Family Name: 
Polygonaceae - Smartweed or Buckwheat Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
native perennial, reproducing by seed
climbing or trailing vine, smooth, branching below, nodes swollen, ocrea (papery or membranous sheath) present at nodes
Stems of Hedge Smartweed
alternate, broad heart-shaped, entire, tip pointed
Leaves of Hedge Smartweed
greenish-white, small, petals absent; axillary racemes
Seed Pods
3 sided, usually 3-winged
Seeds of Hedge Smartweed