Taxon  Report   8417    
Polygonum polygaloides  Meisn.
Milkwort knotweed
Polygonum polygaloides
© 2009 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Polygonum polygaloides
© 2006 Debra Valov
Polygonum polygaloides
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Polygonum polygaloides, 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 polygaloides
© 2008 Keir Morse
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Polygonum polygaloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 17, 2019).