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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. Last Changed: 15-Aug-2005
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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
  • renouée des oiseaux  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • 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. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource) (Mid Atl Invasive Pl)
  3. Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. (F NZeal)
  4. Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  5. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  6. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  7. Costea, M. & F. J. Tardif 2005. The biology of Canadian weeds. 131. Polygonum aviculare L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 85:481-506.
  8. Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  10. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  12. Galasso, G. 2011. Review of Polygonaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
  13. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  14. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  15. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  16. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  17. International Development Consortium Invasive species compendium (on-line resource). (Invasive Spec Comp)
  18. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  19. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  21. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  23. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  24. Villaseñor, J. L. & F. J. Espinoza-Garcia 2004. The alien flowering plants of Mexico Diversity & Distrib. 10:113-123.
  25. Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  26. Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29238. Accessed 19 December 2018.