Taxon  Report   6743    
Polygonum californicum  Meisn.
California knotweed
Polygonum californicum
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Polygonum californicum
© 2015 John Doyen
Polygonum californicum
© 2015 John Doyen
Polygonum californicum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Polygonum californicum
© 2004 Steve Matson
Genus: Polygonum
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Polygonum greenii
More information about  Polygonum californicum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).