Polygonum aviculare ssp. aviculare

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusPolygonum
Species: Polygonum aviculare
Infrapecies:Polygonum aviculare L. ssp. aviculare
Common NameProstrate Knotweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Green; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); G5TNR (Global Rank)

** Not applicable or data not available.

Currently no photos are available for this plant.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Polygonum aviculare var. aviculare Polygonum aviculare var. aviculare L.
Polygonum aviculare var. vegetum Polygonum aviculare var. vegetum Ledeb.

Specimens and Distribution

No specimens exist for this species.

Plant Photos