Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Polygonum ramosissimum Michx. subsp. ramosissimum image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Polygonaceae
Polygonum ramosissimum Michx. subsp. ramosissimum
bushy knotweed
Polygonum: derived from the Greek words polys, "many," and gonu, "knee or joint," hence "many joints" because of the thickened joints on the stem
ramosissimum: branching the most
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Status: Native
Plant: erect or sprawling, annual, 12"-40" tall forb; stems with several branches
Flower: greenish, 5-parted, 1/8" long, with a deep cleft, petals and petal-like sepals joined at the base with the outer 3 longer than the inner 2; inflorescence with 1-3 flowers in erect clusters from the upper nodes
Fruit:blackish, smooth, shiny, dry, oval, 3-angled seed
Leaf:alternate, narrow, flat, leaves on branches much smaller than those on the stem, jointed at the base
Habitat: moist; shores
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Polygonum allocarpum S.F.Blake
Polygonum atlanticum (B.L.Rob.) E.P.Bicknell
Polygonum autumnale Brenckle
Polygonum exsertum Small
Polygonum interius Brenckle
Polygonum ramosissimum Michx.
Polygonum ramosissimum Michx. f. atlanticum B.L.Rob.
Polygonum ramosissimum Michx. var. ramosissimum
Polygonum triangulum E.P.Bicknell

         
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