Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1119

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in (GA) NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Greenish with a broad white or pink margin
Bisexual
5-parted calyx
Petals absent
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Reddish-brown
Nutlet

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Polygonum aviculare ssp. aviculare   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polygonum aviculare   FAMILY Polygonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 063-04-003:
Polygonum aviculare   FAMILY Polygonaceae

GREATER THAN Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Polygonum aviculare var. aviculare

LESS THAN Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Polygonum aviculare

 

COMMON NAME:
Prostrate Knotweed