Family, Buckwheat. Color, yellowish green. Leaves, heart or halberd - shape, pointed, 1 to 6 inches long, with petioles and conspicuous sheaths. Calyx, 5-cleft, the 3 outer divisions reflexed in fruit. Stamens, 8. Stigmas, 3.

A loose, straggling sort of vine, with small, dull flowers on long pedicels in loose racemes. The fruit, an achene, hangs loosely from the older flowers, In woods and thickets from Nova Scotia to Florida and westward.