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Polygonum argyrocoleon  Kunze
Persian knotweed,   Silver sheath knotweed,   Silversheath knotweed
Polygonum argyrocoleon is an annual herb that is not native to California.
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Genus: Polygonum
Family: Polygonaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: wetland-riparian, weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Polygonum argyrocoleon from other sources

[Wikipedia] Asia native, Description: Polygonum argyrocoleon, common names silver-sheath knotweed[2] and Persian knotweed, is an Asian species of plants in the buckwheat family. It is native to Siberia, western China, Central Asia, and the Middle East.[3] It has also become naturalized in parts of the United States, primarily the Southwest, and northwestern Mexico.[4][5] Polygonum argyrocoleon is an annual herb up to 80 cm (31 in) tall. It has very small leaves rarely more than 5 cm (2.0 in) long.[6][3] (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/18/2024).