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Digital Herbaria

Phyllanthus polygonoides

Phyllanthus polygonoides Nutt. ex Spreng.

Smartweed Leaf-flower, Knotweed Leafflower

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

USDA Symbol: PHPO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Phyllanthus polygonoides

Knot-Weed Leaf Flower


Location: Rear lawn (volunteer), 85 Campden Circle--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun, above average moisture; alkaline, alluvial soil. Scattered and few.

Description: 45 cm, erect, subfruticose, perennial, much branched from lower 1/4 of stalk. Leaves obovate, mucronate apically, obtuse and unsymetric basally. Flowers single in all axils (this specimen apparently pistillate only). Fruit dihescing, persistent, oblate. Seed copious, verrucose, about 1 mm long.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 26, 1987
Specimen number: 167

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0343
Accession Date: May 8, 1993
Accession Number: 27

Annotations: MCFRB

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