Botanical Name – Polygonum multiflorum
Chinese Name – HE SHOU WU
English Name – Fleeceflower Root
Polygonum multiflorum (or Fallopia multiflora) is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. It is native to central and southern China. Common names include Fleeceflower, Climbing knotweed, flowery knotweed, fo-ti, fo-ti-teng.
Polygonum multiflorum is a herbaceous perennial vine, which quickly spreads and covers any available surfaces. It grows to 2–4 m tall from a woody tuber. The flowers are delicate that bloom in the fall.