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Polygonum erectum

Erect knotweed

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

USDA Symbol: poer2

USDA Native Status:

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: PE

Benefit

Use Food: Seed consumed, and plant likely cultivated, by indigenous peoples of eastern North America before the arrival of maize.
Attracts: Birds

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Polygonum erectum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Polygonum erectum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Polygonum erectum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff

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