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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map