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Taxon: Polygonum aviculare L.

 
Genus: Polygonum
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Polygoneae
Nomen number: 29238
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:362. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • doorweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • English knotgrass  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • knotgrass  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • knotweed  (Source: Pl Book) - English
  • prostrate knotweed  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • wireweed  (Source: F NZeal) - English
  • prostrate knotweed  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • renouée des oiseaux  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • renouée des oiseaux  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • erva-de-bicho-dos-passarinhos  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • sempre-noiva-dos-passarinhos  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bian xu  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - Transcribed Chinese
  • gorlec  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • gusjatnica  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian
  • sporyš ptičij  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant; potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized (widely natzd. weed of cult.)

    Other (origin unknown)

References:

  1. Allan, H. H. B. et al. 1961-. Flora of New Zealand.
  2. Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31
  3. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) Note: four books on weeds worldwide in scope
  4. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning
  5. Costea, M. & F. J. Tardif. 2005. The biology of Canadian weeds. 131. Polygonum aviculare L.. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 85:481-506.
  6. Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR) Cambridge University Press.
  7. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 74.
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Polygonum+aviculare&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Galasso, G. 2011. Review of Polygonaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  13. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  14. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  15. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  16. International Development Consortium. Invasive species compendium (on-line resource).
  17. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  18. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  20. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  21. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  22. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/polygonaceae/polygonum-aviculare/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  23. Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia. 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico. Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
  24. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). Note: naturalized
  25. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  27. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.
  28. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Polygonum aviculare L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29238. Accessed 20 August 2019.