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KNOTGRASS Polygonum aviculare (Polygonaceae) Height to 1m (often prostrate)<br />
Much-branched annual of bare soil and open ground. FLOWERS are pale pink and arise in leaf axils (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are nut-like and enclosed by the withering flower. LEAVES are oval, leathery and alternate with a silvery basal sheath; main stem leaves are larger than those on side branches.
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KNOTGRASS Polygonum aviculare (Polygonaceae) Height to 1m (often prostrate)
Much-branched annual of bare soil and open ground. FLOWERS are pale pink and arise in leaf axils (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are nut-like and enclosed by the withering flower. LEAVES are oval, leathery and alternate with a silvery basal sheath; main stem leaves are larger than those on side branches.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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