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Polygonum Linnaeus. Subfamily: Polygonoideae. Tribe: Polygoneae. Knotweed.

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A genus of about 45 species, herbs, of temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Based on morphology, Ronse Decraene, Hong, & Smets (2004) suggested that Polygonella should be merged into Polygonum, as part of section Duravia; the close relationship of Polygonella and Duravia was confirmed using molecular evidence by Schuster, Reveal, & Kron (2011). We treat Polygonum, Polygonella, and Duravia as three monophyletic genera.

Ref: Brandbyge (1993) In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Brandbyge (1993) In Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Costea & Tardif (2003a); Costea, Tardif, & Hinds (2005f) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2005); Horton (1961); Ronse De Craene, Hong, & Smets (2004); Schuster, Reveal, & Kron (2011). Show full citations.

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image of plant© John Gwaltney | Persicaria | Original Image ⭷
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