Phyllanthus polygonoides Nutt. ex Spreng.
Smartweed Leaf-flower, Knotweed Leafflower
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)USDA Symbol: PHPO3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Specimen & Label Data
Knot-weed Leaf Flower
Location: Rear lawn, 85 Campden Circle--Oakwell Farms.
Habitat: Well, watered, full sun, disturbed, acid soil (fertilized. Common in ditches in the community.
Description: Large colony of erect, perennials, about 40 cm high. Variously branched, smoothe, internodes less than 1.5 cm. Leaves opposite, sessile, elliptic-oblong, entire, bright green, 1/4 as wide as long. Corolla salver form, white, 4 limbed. Fruit leathery. Carpels 2, united. Many small seed.
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 12, 1987
Specimen number: 109
Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0376
Accession Date: May 25, 1993
Accession Number: 24 Annotations: MCFRB Phyllanthus polygonoides Spreng. Knot-weed Leaf Flower Euphorpiaceae Harry Cliffe, Nov 1, 1994 Label: Dioda virginiana