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Fallopia baldschuanica
Bukhara fleeceflower, Chinese fleecevine, mile-a-minute vine

Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to Oregon, east to Idaho, also in scattered locations across North America.

Habitat: Roadsides, ditches, embankments, forest edge, and other disturbed open areas.

Flowers: Aug.-Sept.

Origin: Introduced from central Asia

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, wasps


Perennial vines, the stems climbing, branched from near the base, woody, glabrous, 3-10 m. long.


Leaves alternate, glabrous, with a petiole 1-4 cm. long, the blade narrowly ovate to ovate-oblong, 3-10 cm. long and 1-5 cm. wide, entire; sheathing stipules translucent or brownish, 3-8 mm. long.


Inflorescences of terminal and axillary panicles 3-15 mm. long; pedicles spreading, 1.5-4 mm. long; flowers perfect, in clusters of 3-6; tepals 5, elliptic, 5-8 mm. long, greenish-white or pink, the outer 3 with white wings; stamens 6-8; styles 3, united at the base; stigmas peltate.


Achenes dark brown to black, 2-4 mm. long and about 2 mm. wide, smooth and shining.

Accepted Name:
Fallopia baldschuanica (Regel) Holub
Publication: Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 6: 176. 1971.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Bilderdykia aubertii (L. Henry) Moldenke
Fallopia aubertii (L. Henry) Holub
Polygonum aubertii L. Henry [KZ99]
Polygonum baldschuanicum Regel
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Fallopia baldschuanica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Fallopia baldschuanica checklist entry

OregonFlora: Fallopia baldschuanica information

E-Flora BC: Fallopia baldschuanica atlas page

CalPhotos: Fallopia baldschuanica photos

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