Perennial buckwheat

Fagopyrum cymosum

  • Perennial buckwheat
  • Perennial buckwheat
  • Perennial buckwheat
  • Perennial buckwheat
  • Flower name
    Perennial buckwheat
  • Scientific name
    Fagopyrum cymosum
  • Aliasシュッコンソバ, Perennial buckwheat
  • Place of originnorthern India and southern China
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonSeptember, October, November

What is Perennial buckwheat

Perennial buckwheat (scientific name: Fagopyrum cymosum) is a naturalized perennial buckwheat plant of the family Polygonaceae, native to northern India and southern China. It grows wild in moist places such as riverbeds. The plant is 50-100 cm tall. It has triangular leaves that grow in alternate clusters and produces white flower-like sepals from September to November.
In China, the rhizome is used as an antifebrile and detoxifying herb called "shaku-chiri" or "teng-buckwheat root." The seeds are used as a grain, the leaves contain rutin, and the young leaves are eaten as a vegetable.

Flowers similar to buckwheat and dattan buckwheat

Although buckwheat (Soba, scientific name: Fagopyrum esculentum) and Dattan buckwheat are annuals, and buckwheat is a perennial, the flowers of both are similar.

Common name: Perennial buckwheat (scientific name: Fagopyrum cymosum, origin: northern India to southern China, living environment: riverbeds Flowering season: September to November, Flower color (calyx color): white, Use: medicinal.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    F. cymosum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typePerennial grass
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorBrown
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.5 cm

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