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Wild Buckwheat

Other names: Black bindweed, climbing buckwheat, cornbind
Life cycle: Annual
Found in: Throughout the U.S.
General description: Creeping or trailing vine that reaches up to 3½ feet in length.
Seedlings: Cotyledons are linear and hairless on hairless stems.
True leaves: Alternate, triangular or heart-shaped with a pointed tip and untoothed edges. Lobes at the base of each leaf point back toward the petiole.
Flowers and fruit: Fruit is a three-angled dry pod enclosed in green winglike structures.

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