Taxon: Polygonum aviculare L.

 
Genus: Polygonum
Family: Polygonaceae
  Subfamily: Polygonoideae
      Tribe: Polygoneae
Nomen number: 29238
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:362. 1753
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 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 (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin unknown

    Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. weed of cult.

References:

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  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  • Blumenthal, M., ed. The complete German Commission E monographs: therapeutic guide to herbal medicines. 1998 (German CommE Monog)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Costea, M. & F. J. Tardif 2005. The biology of Canadian weeds. 131. Polygonum aviculare L. Canad. J. Pl. Sci. 85:481-506.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Foster, S. & C. Hobbs A field guide to Western medicinal plants and herbs. 2002 (W Med Pl Herbs)
  • Galasso, G. 2011. Review of Polygonaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.)
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  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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