Prostrate knotweed

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Photo of Prostrate knotweed (Polygonum aviculare)

Polygonum aviculare (invasive)

Herb/forb, part of the buckwheat family. Invasive. Spreads out and grows flat along the ground, forming a ground cover. Flowers are too small to be seen and have colored sepals rather than petals. Each stem has a sheath at the node. Leaf shape is generally elliptical but can vary depending on moisture.

Oregon State University. http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nursery-weeds/weedspeciespage/prostrate_knotweed/knotweed_page.htm

Habitat Type Tolerance Invasive?
Disturbed, mesic soils. Partial sunlight Yes