Buckwheat - Fagopyrum esculentum


    This plant has white, sometimes pink tinged flowers and heart shaped leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Wasteland and bare places.

    When to see it

    In flower during July, August and September.

    Life History

    Annual which occasionally escapes from cultivation.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in only 2 of the 617 tetrads. The Ullesthorpe record of 5th Spetember 2012  is only the fourth record of this plant in VC55 since 1970.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map