Polygonum prolificum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family (Traditional)Polygonaceae
GenusPolygonum
Species:Polygonum prolificum Robinson
Common NameBushy Knotweed; Prolific Knotweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: Yes; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: North America; 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 Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
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StatusNative
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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 prolificum Polygonum prolificum Robinson
Polygonum ramosissimum var. prolificum Polygonum ramosissimum var. prolificum Small

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0087977 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygonum prolificum
TENN-V-0087979 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Polygonum prolificum
TENN-V-0087976 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Polygonum prolificum
TENN-V-0087978 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Polygonum prolificum
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