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Prostrate Knotweed (Polygonum aviculare)

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Polygonum Aviculare, or more commonly know as Prostrate Knotweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Polygonum. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Polygonum Aviculare or Prostrate Knotweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Polygonum
  • Family: Polygonaceae
  • Order: Polygonales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) AK (I) HI (I) CAN (I) GL (I) SPM (I)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: KY N'EAST SWSS WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FACW
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FAC-) 3(FAC-) 4(FACU) 5(FACW) 6(FAC+) 7(FACW) 8(UPL) 9(FACW-) 0(FAC) A(FAC) H(FACU)





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