Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Climbing False Buckwheat

Like many recent posts, Climbing False Buckwheat has made a previous appearance. It's probably one of the few remaining species holding some late color.

From The Wayside Flowers of Summer:

"A conspicuous weed climbing that has found the modern wire fence admirably adapted to its needs and shares it with the Wild Morning-Glory. It is, moreover, capable of shouldering its way through the bushes of a thicket and displaying its flowering racemes in profusion in the sunlight at the top. When no other support offers, it spreads itself over a square rod or so of ground and holds up its fruiting racemes to light and air. It is a capable, efficient, and successful weed. The leaves are usually halberd-shaped, the points of base and apex making an attractive form; the racemes are rather more conspicuous in fruit than in flower, and the bright, shining, Buckwheat-like seeds are full of food for the birds. They remain on the stems until cold weather comes or the birds remove them."

Keeler, Harriet Louise. The Wayside Flowers of Summer. New York, 1917. 39-40. Web. Google Book Search. 24 Nov 2009.


  1. Your words and photos continue to remind us that nature offers so much to be grateful for- thank you for sharing your world with us.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. And thank you for your most welcome comments that add such richness. I am indeed most grateful for your presence here.

    Happy Thanksgiving! :-)